Re: [Gimp-user] irregular cropping

On Sun, 2018-11-04 at 18:47 -0800, Ward Ricker via gimp-user-list

When I do so I am expecting everything outside of the desired picture
(i.e. the white area) to go away as the third-part tutorial
shows.  Instead, everything gets deleted.

i'm not sure what's going on here. You could select part of the image
and drag the white swatch of colour from the toolbox onto the image,
and just the selected part should fill.

You might need to press Enter to confirm the selection after using the
select tool - you should end up with "a line of "marching ants" moving
dots around the edge of your selection.

If the background is solid white, bu the way, the "fuzzy select tool"
is easier:
(1) choose the fuzzy select tool;
(2) click on a white corner of the image
(3) if necessary, shift-click other parts of the picture to add those
to the selection.

For a pro-quality result,
(4) use selection->grow by 1 pixel
(5) use select-feather by e.g. 3 pixels (the best numbers in these two
steps depend on your image and its resolution really)

In either case, then
(6) press delete, or control-x, or drag the white from the toolbox onto
the image, or use control-. (control and comma) to fill the selection
with the current background colour; if you're not sure if it's perfect
white, press d to restore default black and white colours.

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