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Moving a part of an image with GIMP?


Question

This is the original image and I want to move the text to the right of the image:

enter image description here

But I failed, I tried to resize the canvas but then when I move the text the layer gets invisible when put on the resized canvas area:

enter image description here

I'm sure I'm just doing it wrong with GIMP and I wonder if you can help me to achieve the result?

Thanks

2012/01/30
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1/30/2012 7:29:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Let me see. Guessing what you did there:

  1. Image/Canvas Size: Set width to 300px. Leave height unchanged. Click Resize.

  2. Select Region with Text. Cut (Ctrl-X)

  3. Paste (Ctrl-V). Move to right. Text disappers

Right?

So, what happen. Any image in Gimp has at least one layer. You have resized the image, but not the layer. Your text is now a floating selection outside any layer and therefore invisible. Simple fix:

  • Instead of Paste, use Edit/Paste As/New Layer. Here you go: enter image description here
  • Alternatively, make sure there is at least one layer that covers the whole image.
2012/01/30
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1/30/2012 8:37:00 PM

  1. Select

  2. Press Ctrl+Alt

  3. Grab inside selected area with the tool you used for selecting, drag

  4. Press M to switch to Move tool to ajust position of the moved selection, if you need to

  5. Ctrl+H to add the floating selection back to the layer.