>Dear all,
>       I am still new to Gimp:
>I have three images open.  I am trying to select and paste portions from
>2 of the images into a final one. E I ensured that each image had its
>own Gimp floating window next to it that starts by default (with the
>panels showing the selection tools, layors, paintbrushes etc) However,
>this happens:
>I select on image 2.
>I click on the Scissor select tool.
>I start to click on the image.
>I decide that I do not wish to do this but use the free hand select tool
>Try as I might the scissor tool won't turn off.  I can click on any
>other tool and when I click in the image the scissor tool carries on.
>1) Is Gimp designed to allow one to open several images and work on each
>on concurrently. If not then how can I get around this, or
>2) What am I doing wrong!
>This is driving me batty!
>Regards, S.
Changing over to another tool should have done the trick. 
Try the escape key if it doesn't. Appartently only works if the selection
isn't complete yet. 

Good luck!

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