colour on black and white

Asked by Carol Logan on 2013-07-02

In paint, it is possible to lasso part of a picture, then select Invert Selection in the edit menu, then choose a black and white Effect so that for example you can produce a coloured butterfly on a black and white background. At the moment I can see no way to do this in Pinta. Are there any plans to make this possible. Thanks, Carol

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Cameron White (cameronwhite91) said : #1

In Pinta 1.5 (which will be released soon) there is now an Invert Selection option, and you should be able to combine that with the lasso selection tool to do what you're asking.

If you want to try out a preview release of Pinta 1.5, see https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pinta/fUttSBGPBRU/U3qD64jCB7oJ

Carol Logan (healandlearn) said : #2

Many thanks Cameron. Good news. I have just tried it and the invert selection works perfectly. Thanks so much.
However I have another request which 1.5 stil doesn't address and wonder if its possible to build into 1.5 before it is released. In Paint.net when you select an image layer, click on the top "move selected pixels arrow", then double click on the image, it is possible to resize the image, so for example a smaller image can be made WITHOUT affecting the size of the other layers so one can for example put a title on the lower edge ofa picture and it shows below the image when the layers are put together. I have tried achieving this in Pinta with Resize Image or Resize Canvas in all kinds of ways but it seems impossible as every time I resize the image all the layers are resized with it.
Many thanks Carol
On 3 Jul 2013, at 04:16, Cameron White wrote:

> Your question #231740 on Pinta changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/pinta/+question/231740
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Cameron White proposed the following answer:
> In Pinta 1.5 (which will be released soon) there is now an Invert
> Selection option, and you should be able to combine that with the lasso
> selection tool to do what you're asking.
>
> If you want to try out a preview release of Pinta 1.5, see
> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pinta/fUttSBGPBRU/U3qD64jCB7oJ
>
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Best Cameron White (cameronwhite91) said : #3

I think we've already something similar proposed on our feature request page (http://pinta.uservoice.com/forums/105955-general/suggestions/2433374-move-selected-pixels-mode-must-also-allow-resize-o).

We're too close to the 1.5 release to be adding new features, but I'll keep this in mind for 1.6

Carol Logan (healandlearn) said : #4

Thanks Cameron
On 5 Jul 2013, at 01:56, Cameron White wrote:

> Your question #231740 on Pinta changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/pinta/+question/231740
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Cameron White proposed the following answer:
> I think we've already something similar proposed on our feature request
> page
> (http://pinta.uservoice.com/forums/105955-general/suggestions/2433374
> -move-selected-pixels-mode-must-also-allow-resize-o).
>
> We're too close to the 1.5 release to be adding new features, but I'll
> keep this in mind for 1.6
>
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Carol Logan (healandlearn) said : #5

Thanks I look forward to 1.6. Hope its not too far away