Hi Simon

I hope I got your problem right, if not this solution might not help... :-)

After having scaled/moved/rotated your floating selection create a new layer out of 
it. Afterwards activate this new layer and choose Layers->Alpha to Selection. This 
should get your scaled/moded/rotated car selected again.

Hope this helps
        Renzo Lauper

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000 13:51:30 +0100 
Simon Wood <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> 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 ;-)

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