There may be a problem in terminology. Isolating an object in an image
to a white background is not cropping. Cropping refers to the whole
image, bacground included. Most file formats require a rectangular
image. You cannot really crop to a freehand selection.
That does not prevent, however, pasting that object on a transparent
background, or making everything outside that selection white or
Here is an easy way to do it. Select white or whatever your transparent
color is as the active color. INVERT your selection (from the selection
menu). Now use a standard 'fill' operation to fill the background.
Even with GIF file format, which retains transparency in final file, the
actual image format is still a rectangle.
> Working through some tutorials and this one has me stumped.
> I am unable to get freehand selection to be isolated with a white
> background for the area outside of the crop. I keep getting a rectangle
> which appears to be the maximum height and width of my selection. Anyone
> know what I am doing wrong?
> Graham Thorley
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