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You may be confusing the Move Selection tool with the Move Selected Pixels tool.

Please make sure to completely read the page that usedHONDA linked to above. It should explain everything for you.

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It has plenty of purpose! I use it all the time!

You can use the rectangular selection tool to create a selection, then you can use the move selection tool to rotate, squash, and stretch the selection to your desire. It's also useful if you create a selection in the wrong location. Then you can use the move selection tool to move it to the correct location.

EDIT: I got a better way to say it. Sometimes, you need to move the selection without changing the location of the pixels.

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Sorry, but I can see using MoveTool.png

I am unable see value in MoveSelectionTool.png

When you wanna select something, if at 1st you didn't get it right, you dont have to re-select, just adjust the selection to fit. and don't forget...you can rotate the selection with right mouse button.

And as Down said: USE PDN more before you say some tools have no Value.

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Sometimes you want to adjust and transform the selection itself before affecting the pixels.

For example, what if you wanted a selection in the shape of a diamond? (i.e. a square that is rotated 45 degrees)

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EDIT: I got a better way to say it. Sometimes, you need to move the selection without changing the location of the pixels.

Do you mean the selection as an area perimeter that can be worked on without effecting the outer perimeter?

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and don't forget...you can rotate the selection with right mouse button.

And as Down said: USE PDN more before you say some tools have no Value.

The right mouse button is too cool. Please excuse about the "no value" blurp. I know everything in this program is of value and I am learning to use PDN. It is new to me. I am understanding it. I am using it.

Thanks again for your help. :)

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When I first used PdN, I didn't see a purpose to the entire program. I thought to myself, but I already have photoimpact (similar to photoshop), why do I need this?.

I was, obviously, quite mistaken. PI hasn't even been reinstalled since I rebuilt this computer.

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It's funny how there are so many stories to tell about our first experiences with Paint.NET. Here's an interesting one: I didn't know the difference between any image format.

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