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Pasted image becomes distorted in gimp?

I am trying to design header using layers but when i paste a jpeg into the new layer the image is not the same as the original. I have traied changing the image format to gif and gimp file but it just does not work!!

very frustrating


~Geoff

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Hi Jody,

Gimp can be frustrating, but it's one of the most amazing and powerful free applications out there. You're right...what you're trying to do is very simple, but you need to know a few tricks to get it to work well.

First, you need to use .PNG as .JPG files don't support transparency. When you try to save a file in .JPG that has a transparency, or alpha, channel, you should be prompted to "export" the image by flattening all layers, which essentially replaces all the transparent areas with the current background color (usually white).

Second, there's a tool that's been added to the most recent versions of the Gimp that does exactly what you want to do. It's called the "Foreground Select Tool" and is really simple to use once you get the hang of it. This tool was added in Gimp 2.4, so you'll need at least that version or higher to use it. This tool uses a two-step process: first you draw a rough circle around the object you want to cut out (your daughter), then you "paint" over the foreground object so the tool can sample all the colors you're wanting to extract. This sounds strange until you do it...once you understand, it's really pretty simple. You can read the docs for this tool here. There's also a YouTube video that shows the basic process. Apparently no sound on that video, but at least you can see what to do.

Not sure what was happening when you tried to use the scissors. There are so many variables, it's hard to tell. You probably didn't need the extra step of adding a transparent layer...when you had your selection copied to the clipboard, you could have used "paste into" or "paste as new layer" or "paste as new image" to get what you want.

Let me know if this doesn't answser your question.

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Eric Imboden
http://commoncontext.com
my take on tech : http://redsquiggly.com

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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This is ancient but there are probably people still out there looking for the answer. Try this...
1) First off, make sure the color mode of your PSD is RGB.
2) Rasterize all layers. DSP does not like text, masks, layer styles or anything of the sort.
3) Make sure there are no additional alpha masks or channels.
4) I think this is the one that gets people. It's awkward but it has fixed my problem in the past. Basically DSP needs the locked "Background" layer in your file to see it correctly. Maybe that's what it looks to for the file dimensions. I'm not really sure but it needs to be there. Just create a new file with the same dimensions and duplicate your layers into the new file. Save As... Done.
Hopefully this will help some get past this annoying problem.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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Try the link.It may help.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/327/327827.html

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SOURCE: Layer effects box gone.

From the menu select Window|Dockable Dialogs. From there, select Layers.

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SOURCE: I am simply trying select half an image and flip

How big is the file? Have you got plenty of hard disk space? If its a huge file, it could be simply struggling and it may solve it to shrink it down.... Or if you have stacks of layers, lose some/flatten/merge some and try again.
If not, sometimes there is glitches in running Gimp on a Mac.... It could be this is simply a bug...but I would have thought they'd ironed out the creases by now....
Might be best just to do the operation but slightly differently? For instance, copying the layer into a new document ... if it is a bug, a small variation in the process may avoid it.

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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Hi Jody,

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First, you need to use .PNG as .JPG files don't support transparency. When you try to save a file in .JPG that has a transparency, or alpha, channel, you should be prompted to "export" the image by flattening all layers, which essentially replaces all the transparent areas with the current background color (usually white).

Second, there's a tool that's been added to the most recent versions of the Gimp that does exactly what you want to do. It's called the "Foreground Select Tool" and is really simple to use once you get the hang of it. This tool was added in Gimp 2.4, so you'll need at least that version or higher to use it. This tool uses a two-step process: first you draw a rough circle around the object you want to cut out (your daughter), then you "paint" over the foreground object so the tool can sample all the colors you're wanting to extract. This sounds strange until you do it...once you understand, it's really pretty simple. You can read the docs for this tool here. There's also a YouTube video that shows the basic process. Apparently no sound on that video, but at least you can see what to do.

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my take on tech : http://redsquiggly.com

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