Select drawing tool

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Select drawing tool

rsrc/simpleselect-tool.png image SELECT is a drawing tool capable of selecting rectangular regions. It is also a meta-tool and can make use of brush tool, ellipse tool or others to modify selection.

Modifier keys

When SHIFT and/or CTRL keys are down while selecting, they modify the behavior of the tool.

  • No keys - previous selection is overwritten by new selection.
  • SHIFT - newly selected region is added to previous selection.
  • CTRL - new selection negates the old selection (also known as symmetrical difference or XOR function).
  • CTRL+SHIFT - newly selected region is removed from previous selection.

SELECT_ meta-tool

Any of the ordinary tools can be modified by the SELECT meta-tool to affect selection instead of ordinary pixels. To specify the meta-tool, use SELECT followed by an underscore and then the name of the ordinary tool. For example: SELECT_BRUSH or SELECT_ELLIPSE. The modifier keys apply to the meta-tools in the same way as to the normal SELECT tool.

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user icon Vlasta site administrator on December 27th 2010

With TRANSFORM tool or in RWPhotos with CROP tool.

user icon Anonymous on October 14th 2011

How do you unselect?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on October 14th 2011

Press ESC, or click Undo.

user icon Anonymous on August 3rd 2013

How to Move?

user icon Anonymous on February 17th 2014

How do you get the Colours??

user icon Vlasta site administrator on February 17th 2014

Select a drawing tool that needs colors - like the Pencil.

user icon Anonymous on May 26th 2016

;-)how to shape crop? :-o

user icon Anonymous on August 16th 2016

how get a image?

user icon Anonymous on January 22nd 2019

is there selection with a freeform shape?

user icon Anonymous on September 10th 2020

how do I copy

user icon Anonymous
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What about ICL files?