On 10/02/2010 09:56 AM, crutledge wrote:
> I'm a novice user of GIMP. I use it to build covers for eBooks and for most
> of my uses GIMP is great.
> Sometimes I wish to drop (place?)a small image atop another. My problem is
> that all images come packaged in a rectangle. How do I ensure that the
> background of the inserted image is transparent and doesn't show in the final
> For the answer, I will bless thee and thine to the seventh generation.
> Thanks, Charlie
For your assistance, the instruction from Ofnuts to the previous topic seems
right on ---
-- so allow your blessing to issue to Ofnuts' seventh generation
1) add an alpha channel to the image (layers dialog, right click, add
2) use the foreground selection tool:
<http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-foreground-select.html> It has its
own step-by-step indications at the bottom of the screen when it runs
3) invert selection, and hit the delete key. You'll be left with your
foreground, everything else will be transparent.
-- Burnie West
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