[Gimp-user] GIMP transformation selection

After editing a text layer that had been imported by dragging a layer
from one project to another, i got a window that explained i was
trying to edit something that was imported and if i did, i'd lose the
edit. I had 3 choices - edit, discard changes, or cancel

i think i chose cancel and then got a new layer at the top of the
layer view called transformation selection. It seemed i couldn't
select any other layers in the layers view after that

That reads like a mixture of operations.

Drag and drop a text layer that has been transformed some way. Try and edit
brings up a message offering choices of reverting back to original text in
different forms.

It is in here: https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-text-management.html

A new layer "floating selection" top of layer stack would result from a
copy-paste. You need to either anchor the layer or promote that to a new layer
in order to proceed


i ended up using undo to go back to where i was before. Later it
happened again and the undo history didn't go back far enough to get
rid of it. I then selected transformation selection. And hit delete. I
then deleted the color background layer that was causing this and
redid that layer without importing

this whole episode happened very fast so i may not be remembering
everything correctly, so if any of this sounds familiar, maybe you can
give me a clue what happened. My theory is it had something to do with
me trying to import layers to my 300ppi project from my previous
project that was 100ppi

Snags moving transformed text layers from one image to another.

You only get the original untransformed text back, wrong size, wrong position.
Up to you to fix that. You can use a flattened scaled version of the small image
as a template.

If the file comes from another Gimp in another machine, the font might not exist
on your installation. What happens then, Gimp will use the default (usually
'sans') font. There are ways of finding the original font using a plug-in.

This forum is hard going. Just the first bit explanation on moving transformed
text needs several screenshots. Sorry but needs a quick video how-to

https://youtu.be/DN6cmvTR0aY  4 and a bit minutes check that and come back with

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