How do I crop/cut part of an image out of the original image?

Asked by nick rundy on 2011-09-25

I have a large image. How do I "box off" a section in the center of the large image, cut out this boxed off section, and paste it into a new gnome-paint window so I have a new image of just the "boxed off" section?

I have figured out how to "box off" a section using the dotted rectangle tool. But I can't figure out how to cut out the section I boxed off from the original image.

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Juan B
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2011-09-26
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2011-09-26
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2011-09-26
Juan B (jbal) said : #1

Hello Nick. Thanks for using gnome-paint.
I'm assuming you are using gnome-paint 0.4.0
  1. Select the area you want to copy
  2. *Double click* inside the selected area
  3. Select 'copy' rom the edit menu.
  4. From the file menu click 'new'
  5. In the new gnome-paint window you opened, select
     'paste' from the edit menu.

You may have to resize the image canvas.

nick rundy (nrundy) said : #2

I was doing everything correct except "double-clicking" inside the selected area before selecting copy :)
This double-clicking requirement is non-intuitive because copying everything else on the computer works by highlighting what you want and then selecting copy (no double-click involved).

when I conclude the task by pasting the "new" image into its own gnome-paint window, how do I save it?
When I go to File> Save As in the "new" image's window, I always end up with a blank png image. It does not display the cropped image I pasted in and could visually see when I selected Save As.

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> Subject: Re: [Question #172300]: How do I crop/cut part of an image out of the original image?
> Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:10:54 +0000
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> Your question #172300 on gnome-paint changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gnome-paint/+question/172300
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Juan B proposed the following answer:
> Hello Nick. Thanks for using gnome-paint.
> I'm assuming you are using gnome-paint 0.4.0
> 1. Select the area you want to copy
> 2. *Double click* inside the selected area
> 3. Select 'copy' rom the edit menu.
> 4. From the file menu click 'new'
> 5. In the new gnome-paint window you opened, select
> 'paste' from the edit menu.
>
> You may have to resize the image canvas.
>
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Best Juan B (jbal) said : #3

> When I go to File> Save As in the "new" image's window, I always end up with a
> blank png image. It does not display the cropped image I pasted in and could
> visually see when I selected Save As.

Click outside of the selection in the new image, or select another tool in the new image.
Now you can save/save as.

The canvas is not automatically updated with the pasted image. This is so you can
move or adjust the pasted selection.

> This double-clicking requirement is non-intuitive because copying everything else
> on the computer works by highlighting what you want and then selecting copy (no double-click involved).
Yes, hopefully it will be changed soon.

nick rundy (nrundy) said : #4

Thanks for your help =)

Another thing that would be nice is if when pasting in the cropped image into a New Gnome-Paint Window, the "White Space" would automatically resize to the shape of the pasted in image.

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #172300]: How do I crop/cut part of an image out of the original image?
> Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:50:43 +0000
>
> Your question #172300 on gnome-paint changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gnome-paint/+question/172300
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Juan B proposed the following answer:
> > When I go to File> Save As in the "new" image's window, I always end up with a
> > blank png image. It does not display the cropped image I pasted in and could
> > visually see when I selected Save As.
>
> Click outside of the selection in the new image, or select another tool in the new image.
> Now you can save/save as.
>
> The canvas is not automatically updated with the pasted image. This is so you can
> move or adjust the pasted selection.
>
> > This double-clicking requirement is non-intuitive because copying everything else
> > on the computer works by highlighting what you want and then selecting copy (no double-click involved).
> Yes, hopefully it will be changed soon.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gnome-paint/+question/172300/+confirm?answer_id=2
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gnome-paint/+question/172300
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

nick rundy (nrundy) said : #5

Thanks for your help =)

Another thing that would be nice is if when pasting in the cropped image into a New Gnome-Paint Window, the "White Space" would automatically resize to the shape of the pasted in image.

Alister Hood (alister-hood) said : #6

> This double-clicking requirement is non-intuitive

Perhaps it could be explained in the status bar or something. Although I don't really see what advantage the current behaviour has over that of MS paint. And am I missing something, or are Copy and Cut identical?