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Is layering the same as cropping? I've used other photo imaging software that allows cropping to delete all background. I'm trying to put a pic of my son in front of a scenic background. Is there a cropping tool in Paint, or do I have to layer? Thanks for any help you can give.

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Hello there randstav.

No, the two are not the same I'm afraid.

Layers are the 'sheets' you can lay on the image enabling you to manipulate the image in a variety of ways. For the action of cropping, as you may do in other graphic packages, there is no need for layers.

For cropping as you speak, there is no dedicated tool as you might find in the likes of GIMP, Photoshop, et al.. Instead you must select the area for cropping with any of the selection tools ( :RectangleSelectTool::EllipseSelectTool: :LassoTool: ), followed by Image menu > Crop to Selection, or Ctrl + Shift + X

Additional information about layers can be found with the Help Documents: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/L ... Modes.html ; and the Paint.NET Wikibook: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Paint.NET/ ... rs_Example.

Does this help you?

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