LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2004, 01:26 PM   #1
sixstring
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question GIMP pastes only white!?


I'm a newbie to GIMP (and to image processing in general). I've been using it for a couple of weeks now to generate graphics for a website, and have met with good success.
Recently however, there was a sudden change in GIMP's copy & paste behavior. When trying to copy and paste a selection from one image to another (I've done this many times before without a hitch) the pasted selection is now only a white silhouette. What gives?
 
Old 05-19-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 64
Welcome to LQ.

Are you using more than one layer? If so - make sure that you have the right layer selected or use the copy visible option.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
sixstring
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the rapid reply David.

My source image is a single layer image (jpg file). I am pasting to a multi-layer .xcf file but I've been very careful about selecting the correct layer and keeping track of what is set to be visible (those kinds of mistakes are fast teachers! ;-).

"Copy Visible" yields the same result. I'm still pasting an all white silhouette. Any other ideas?
 
Old 05-19-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
david_ross
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 64
What happens if you "Paste as new"?
 
Old 05-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #5
wapcaplet
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,018

Rep: Reputation: 48
Something like this can happen if you are pasting into an image with less color depth than the source. For example, if you copy a true-color jpeg image and paste it into an indexed-color or grayscale image, you can end up with some weird results. Make sure the destination image has enough color depth to handle whatever you're pasting (right-click for the context menu, and go to Image->Mode and make sure it's set to RGB).

If that's not it, then I dunno
 
Old 05-19-2004, 08:44 PM   #6
sixstring
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ah... yes! By switching the mode of the target layer, the universe returns to sanity! Of course, Mr. Ross, you also were hot on the trail. 'Paste as New' creates a new image with the correct mode! Very good!
Thank you both so much for your help
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
printing on HP PhotoSmart from Gimp 2.2, gimp-print drivers needed? pearman Debian 2 08-05-2005 04:19 AM
gimp / gutenprint prob: gimp does not print bitpicker Linux - Software 0 04-08-2005 07:38 AM
gimp (1.3.21) and gimp-perl - need help installing gimp-perl keex Slackware 0 10-22-2003 03:54 PM
Can I load GIMP in english ? (only gimp) Dark Carnival Linux - Software 4 09-17-2003 05:18 PM
GIMP + painting white transparent C++freak Linux - Software 2 07-23-2003 05:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration