Hi all, I've been exploring the more advanced aspects of Gimp (well more advanced than Paintbrush anyhow). I think I've got the right end of the stick when it comes to channels as a method of storing selections for later use. However I've across a problem/feature I can't think of a way to work around. 1). Take a picture, select an area (such a sports car) and convert this to a channel - great works fine. 2). Deselect area (as if you're doing something else) and use channels to restore selection, cut and paste - I now have the selection as a floating selection. 3). Move/Rotate/Scale the selection to a different area of picture, I want to save this new selection/position to another channel so I can do work with it later - but I can't seem to do it. Whilst the selection is floating the 'convert to channel' is greyed out, and as soon as I defloat to current or new layer I lose my selection. Anyone have any workarounds?? Simon Wood PS. If you believe what you see, my other three cars are also Porsches ;-) PPS. Guilt has the better of me.... I really drive a Daewoo Simon Wood Hardware Engineer Pace Micro Technology plc Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley West Yorkshire, BD18 3LF Tel : +44(0)1274 532000 Fax: +44(0)1274 532029 This E-Mail and any attachments hereto are strictly confidential and intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the intended addressee please notify the sender by return and delete the message. You must not disclose, forward or copy this E-mail or attachments to any third party without the prior consent of the sender.