On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Michael wrote:

> > (1) Is there a way to "checkpoint" or save a state when using the
> Why don't you save your work in Gimp's native format - XCF? All layers,
> paths, channels etc. are saved then.

I just noticed that after I sent my mail.

> > (2) Feathering and transparency.
> The problem is that the most graphic formats like JPG, BMP etc. don't
> support full alpha transparency (i.e. 8bit alpha). GIF supports a 1bit
> alpha channel (visible/invisible). PNG is the most popular format
> supporting 'real' 8bit transparency.

Ahh.  OK.  That would explain why the GIFs weren't feathered.  It must
have rounded the alpha channel to either on or off.

> > (3) Resizing
> Use <Image>-Image-Rescale to rescale your image or use the crop tool (im
> Gimp 1.1.x a button with a knife on it) to crop it.

Thanks.  I will persist with those, now knowing that I'm barking up the
right tree.

> Hope it helps!

That helps a great deal.

Thank you.


Jeffrey Goldberg
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