Question for GIMP users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mpw, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. mpw Guest

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    I've installed GIMP to play about with some .jpg's. I don't normally use graphics software and can't work out how to combine the 3 original photo's to form a single picture. I had assumed I'd be able to cut the sections I want from each add them to a new file as seperate layers and move them around to create my image but I've tried copying and pasting and it's not working.

    Any advice?
     
  2. bubbamac macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed that GIMP uses <ctrl>-C to copy, not <command>-C. Same for all of the keyboard shortcuts that I use.

    Could this be the problem?
     
  3. mpw thread starter Guest

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    I don’t think so. I’m selecting an area using the free select tool and copying it using the edit menu command then pasting it to another file. I can see the shape of the selection area and a paste layer is created I just can’t see the image. I’ve tried change the opacity and moving layers fore and aft.
     
  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Be sure all the images are using the same color space. If your original image is a GIF, for instance, it may be using some odd 256-color palette. Convert it to RGB first, then copy-and-paste it onto the new location (which, of course, should also be RGB).

    If this is the problem it's not specific to GIMP - it can happen in any image-editing program.
     

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