On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Lambertus <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
>>Hello David and thank you for the quick reply!
>>Now, using the word "Canvas" rather than "Drawable area" makes things a lot
>>more sane immediately, and your
>>explanation is accurate and acceptable.
> Maybe this is the same situation I have.
> I have a picture (picture 1).
> I expand the size of the canvas to make room to copy another picture beside
> the original (picture 2).
> Picture 2 is copied from an open GIMP image and pasted into the enlarged
> canvas area of picture 1.
> Picture 2 is invisible if it dragged outside the bounds of picture 1 into an
> open area of the canvas.
> I can't figure out why that would be a useful design characteristic and how
> to change the situation to make the imported pictures visible on the expanded
You don't want the image dimensions to change constantly, right? that
would FUBAR your export consistency, which is pretty important for
aligning features (eg in a website layout). That's why.
As for a solution, positioning the layer where you want and using 'fit
canvas to layers' should solve it. Alternatively you can directly
resize the image canvas.
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