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Old 02-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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GIMP - Cropping Files etc


Hi, I'm very new to Linux, though with over 20 years' experience of Windows.

I've just tried using GIMP for the first time, for the simple task of cropping a JPG. I guess I'm spoilt by many years of using Irfan View for this and many other basic tasks - and there don't seem to be any good Linux clones of that excellent prog.

Anyway, I read the GIMP help file, which says: "After completeing (sic.) the click and drag motion [which was no problem], a little Crop and Resize Information Dialog (shown above also) pops up, telling you information about the borders that were defined in the click and drag ..."

The only slight problem is that this dialog failed to appear! Any clues - or suggestions for a good basic prog to do such simple tasks?
 
Old 02-28-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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If it does not appear automatically, double click the crop symbol in the gimp tools menu. Maybe you have to resize (enlarge) the dialog to see all the parameters. You can also stick the dialogs below the tools menu, by drag-and-drop. To do this point the mouse in the little bar below the title bar of the dialog window (the pointer change to a little hand), keep the left button pressed and drag the box to the little bar at the bottom of the tools menu. When it highlight in blue, release the mouse and the dialog will stick to the main window.
 
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do you mean this
see the image it has been in the same place since gimp 0.9
this is gimp 2.6.4
using the " crop " tool
http://www.imagebam.com/image/59727028189167
 
Old 02-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #4
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If it does not appear automatically, double click the crop symbol in the gimp tools menu. Maybe you have to resize (enlarge) the dialog to see all the parameters. You can also stick the dialogs below the tools menu, by drag-and-drop. To do this point the mouse in the little bar below the title bar of the dialog window (the pointer change to a little hand), keep the left button pressed and drag the box to the little bar at the bottom of the tools menu. When it highlight in blue, release the mouse and the dialog will stick to the main window.
Thanks, BUT I haven't worked out yet how to get the tools menu onto the main screen, instead of on a separately-floating window!
 
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do you mean this
see the image it has been in the same place since gimp 0.9
this is gimp 2.6.4
using the " crop " tool
http://www.imagebam.com/image/59727028189167
Thanks for this - see my previous response re tools menu. No, this isn't the sort of pop-up menu shown in the GIMP help file.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 10:29 PM   #6
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just close that separate tool window ( layer,channel,path ) and them restart gimp
default gimp start-up on default theme .Close the window circled in red THEN close gimp and restart it
http://www.imagebam.com/image/4fb09f28190404
 
Old 03-01-2009, 03:23 AM   #7
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Thanks, BUT I haven't worked out yet how to get the tools menu onto the main screen, instead of on a separately-floating window!
Hi Rud,

Just as Linux is not Windows, Gimp is not Photoshop. It does many of the same things but differently, if that makes sense.

The floating tools dock can be hidden/shown with the TAB key, this leaves the entire screen available for editing when you don't need the tools or layers docks onscreen.

A very nice online book about using the gimp can be found at:

http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/index.html

If you must have the tools menu on the same window as your image check out an app called Gimpshop. It is a fork of gimp configured to look as much like Photoshop as possible.
 
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also you can drag and drop that tool window
click and hold the name ( in this one "crop" ) pic 1
and drag the " crop bar off to the side pic2
then to get it back re-drag the same crop bar back to where it was

pic 1
http://www.imagebam.com/image/cb172d28249248

pic 2
http://www.imagebam.com/image/f6413428249250
 
Old 03-01-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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Cropping in Gimp is very easy:

1) Select the Crop tool (button or shift-c) and you can drag a box on the area you want. You can move the borders until satisfied, then hit enter.

or

2) Select the area using a simple select. Then Image -> Crop to selection


Dutch

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