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  • #91022
    Whirlwind
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    I didn’t know exactly where to put this – this seemed as good a board as any.

     

    I am trying to create a briefing map for a scenario.  I am using this handy US / NATO symbol generator and then pasting the .PNG symbol on top of a reasonably high-resolution map in MS Paint.  However, although I can manipulate the symbol’s position initially, once I have clicked off it, I can’t then move the .PNG symbol.  It becomes an integral part of the image, so if I cut it or copy it, it takes the underneath and adjacent parts of the map with it and leaves a white block where the symbol was.  Is there anything I can do so that the NATO symbol .PNG image does not become part of the underlying image and so I can still select it / move it around / copy it?

    • This topic was modified 3 years ago by Whirlwind.

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    #91024
    Mike
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    I think the answer is no.
    I am pretty sure that paint does not support layers.

    GIMP however does and whilst more than you need, is free…

    #91037
    Whirlwind
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    Many thanks Mike

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    #91040
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I use GIMP quite a bit, great for layers and cutting out backgrounds from images.

    #91087
    Guy Farrish
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    PaintNET does a similar job and is also free, if you need an alternative. Nothing against GIMP.

    #91088
    Les Hammond
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    I’ve done something similar. If it’s not in the right place and you’ve clicked off it, do ctrl + Z to get rid, then ctrl +V to copy it into the top right corner of the screen again. Just drag it where you want it.

    I found Gimp to be really involved.

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