Re: [Gimp-user] Why...just why..when pasting a screenshot then using the selection tool, the only thing it does is move the image. There is no way to just select an area.

On 08/01/18 08:34, Danny G via gimp-user-list wrote:
I just don't get it.  I'm trying to edit a screenshot. I paste the
screenshot (this is the second open screenshot I'm trying to edit, in a
second window).  I click the selection tool.  When I go to select the area
I want to use, instead it just moves the image around.  Like I switched
tools at some point.


I want to crop a second image and paste it into the first.  But every time
I go to select the specific part of image 2, all it does is move image 2
around instead of select.

I didn't choose the motherfreaking move selection tool.  I'm on the
selection tool.  I'm trying to choose an area to select, crop, then paste
into image 1.

But every time I go to select an area, it just moves the image and nothing

Because hen you paste you get a transitional layer called "floating selection" and you cannot do much with it except moving it around. To get everything functional again you have to either:

* Merge it into an existing layer: Layer>Anchor layer, Ctrl-H
* Create a new layer from it: Layer>To new layer, Ctrl-Shift-N

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