Ian Boreham wrote: > > At 23:11 13/12/99 -0500, MCS <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >What is the best way to remove a person from a digital photo(jpeg)? I > >want to extract the person (and nothing else) from the jpeg photo and > >paste the person onto another jpeg image. > > In the past when I used Photoshop, I often found the Magic Wand tool > (select contiguous regions) to be very good for this sort of thing, as long > as the background was not too complex. I would select the background and > then invert the selection. > > As far as I remember, it provided an anti-aliased selection, which allowed > insertion into new pictures to look more natural (under some circumstances). > > However, I have some questions about this for people knowledgeable about > both Gimp and Photoshop: > > . Can I explicitly set the tolerance of the select contiguous regions tool? > There appears to be such an ability in the bucket fill tool. > > . In Photoshop, I did a lot of flipping back-and-forth between the > selection and the mask, particularly in this sort of situation. Is there a > similar ability in Gimp? I'm sure it could be done somehow with the layers > dialogue, but I haven't read enough documentation yet. > > . I seem to remember reading somewhere that someone has written about > converting (oneself, not files) from Photoshop to Gimp. Would anyone know > where I can find such a document?  Get the GUM - gimp user manual. It's great for those more tricky aspects of the GIMP and also has a section under "gimp installation" about "gimp for Photoshop users", including info about migration. A downloadable version in PDF format is available from http://manual.gimp.org/download/ (It's two files) K.