Copying images in other image editors and pasting?

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  • Is it possible to copy an image from another image program like Gimp or Photoshop and then paste it into Construct somehow? I've tried this but it has never worked and I've just assumed it's not possible, but I want to make sure.

    I'm using Construct Classic 1.2, by the way.

  • You can paste into the image editor - so, you must have a sprite, double-click it and then paste into the editor window.

  • When I do that it doesn't do anything. I right-click inside Gimp, then I select "copy" to copy the image. Then I open the Construct Picture editor, select the paste icon, and it does nothing.

  • And if you try the same in, say, Paint?

    I'm using PS and Paint.net and it work just fine. I suspect Gimp doesn't play nice with the standard Windows image copy/paste format.

  • Just tried copying an image in Paint Shop Pro and pasting it into CC - worked a charm :)

    Never knew you could do that :/

    Thanks for the tip :)

  • And if you try the same in, say, Paint?

    I'm using PS and Paint.net and it work just fine. I suspect Gimp doesn't play nice with the standard Windows image copy/paste format.

    That could be it. I'll try it in another program and report back shortly.

  • Works using MS Paint, so you're right Somebody, it must be a shortcoming of Gimp. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • I tried the same with GIMP, and it works too.

    I think you have to copy a single layered picture. I just opened a PNG picture in GIMP, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V in CC's image editor, it worked.

    I opened a multi layer xcf, ctrl-c (one layer was selected), Ctrl-v in CC's image editor, it copied this single layer too.

    Beware of layers.

    It works under windows XP at least.

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  • ^^ The computer I'm on right now has Vista. The test was done with a single layered pic, worked in MS Paint, failed in Gimp. Strange. I'm going to do some more testing with different programs and OS's and see what happens.

  • When you tried to copy from GIMP, did you actually select the area you were trying to copy, before clicking copy? The majority of bitmap editors will not copy anything to the clipboard unless you have selected it beforehand.

  • ^^ Yep, I used the rectangle select tool in Gimp to select the area, right-clicked, selected "copy", and then tried to paste into Construct's picture editor, but no luck.

  • Rectangular selection tool works for me too in windows XP, GIMP 2.6.4 (yeah I know, I'm not up to date with GIMP <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> ).

  • ^^ The computer I'm on right now has Vista. The test was done with a single layered pic, worked in MS Paint, failed in Gimp. Strange. I'm going to do some more testing with different programs and OS's and see what happens.

    Some image editors require:

    Right click ....Select all

    or

    Edit....Select all

    To copy to the image to the clipboard.

  • ^^ No luck :(

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