GIMP (Again)

Is there a doctor in the house? I’m trying to paste a transparent layer in, and all I’m seeing is an outline of it. Anchoring it does nothing. This may be related: It pastes into the canvas in the upper left corner, but that isn’t part of the image I’m trying to put in into, and I don’t know how to get rid of the dead space above. This is the most infuriatingly non-obvious user interface I’ve ever seen.

[Update a couple minutes later]

OK, I got rid of the extra canvas, but I still see nothing when I paste the new layer in.

[Update a while later]

OK, finally figured it out. I had to “Select All” before copying.

3 comments on this post.
  1. McGehee:

    GIMP may be more powerful, but its UI makes me wish the old Windows Photo Editor were still around, and/or usable in Windows 10.

  2. McGehee:

    I actually found and installed WinPhotoEd just now — and it can’t “find” any image file I try to open with it.

  3. Engineer:

    Well won’t help if you doing it on a Linux machine. But for windows machines found not quite as powerful but interface easier to use than gimp.