- 23/05/2018 at 14:39 #91022WhirlwindParticipant
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?
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https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/23/05/2018 at 14:44 #91024MikeKeymaster
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…23/05/2018 at 17:08 #91037WhirlwindParticipant
Many thanks Mike
https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/23/05/2018 at 17:32 #91040MikeKeymaster23/05/2018 at 20:36 #91087Guy FarrishParticipant
PaintNET does a similar job and is also free, if you need an alternative. Nothing against GIMP.23/05/2018 at 21:15 #91088Les HammondParticipant
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.
6mm France 1940
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