|The Raster Select tool is used to specify a raster part area (rectangular or irregular polygon) or all of the raster image.
The specified area can then be Cut, Copied, Moved, Rotated, Scaled or Pasted.
The cursor will change to
When the Raster Select tool is selected, a range of menu and toolbar buttons will temporarily be disabled.
These will be re-enabled upon exit from the Raster Select tool.
To exit from raster selection, Click the icon or use Select Completed as in 2 below.
2. Once selected, clicking the right mouse button will present the options available with the Select tool.
The selected area will be highlighted using a red-white outline.
3. When a selection has been made, clicking the right mouse button will present options for:-
The cursor will be replaced with the move cursor. Press the right mouse button down to signify the start of a move action. Holding the right mouse button down, move the selected area to the new destination position and release the right mouse button. The move action is still active. Whilst it is still active pressing the right mouse button will give the following options:-
Cursor – Press the left mouse button and whilst holding, move the cursor to rotate the move image.
When rotation is complete, click the right mouse button and select ‘Rotate Completed’.
Value – Enter the required degrees of rotation of the move image.
Entering the degrees value as a negative value will rotate anti-clockwise, a positive value will rotate clockwise.
Cursor – Press the left mouse button and whilst holding, move the cursor to scale the move image.
When scaling is complete, click the right mouse button and select ‘Scale Completed’.
Value – Enter the required X and Y scaling factors of the move image and then OK.
Select this option to paste a copy back to the current raster image. The pasted image will be placed in the center of the currently viewed image.
The contents of the Pasteboard can also be pasted to the image after exiting the Select tool by using Raster Edit Menu > Paste
When Move or Pasting the following shortcut keys can be used to toggle between the Paste Options as found in Raster Edit Menu > Paste Options
Shift+O – Toggle between outline and detail views of an area as you move or paste it
Shift+N – Toggle Negative of an area as you move or paste it.
Shift+X – Toggle ‘Copy over’ or ‘Merge with’ of an area as you move or paste it.
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