2.3. Ustvari

Slika 16.8. Podmeni Ustvari

Podmeni “Ustvari”

Under Linux

Podmeni “Ustvari”

Under Windows

This menu item replaces the Acquire menu which existed in GIMP previous versions in the Toolbox Menu and contains a lot of logos, buttons, patterns...

These commands vary somewhat, depending upon your system, since the GIMP makes calls to system functions.

2.3.1. Aktivirajte podmeni

  • You can access this submenu from the Image menu bar through FileCreate

2.3.2. Z odložišča

When you copy a selection, it goes into the clipboard. Then you can create a new image with it.

This command has the same action as the Paste as / New Image command.

The Print Screen keyboard key captures the screen and puts it in the clipboard. This command has the same action as taking a screenshot of the entire screen in the Screenshot dialog window. The Alt+Print Screen key combination grabs the active window in the screen with its decorations and puts it in the clipboard.

2.3.3. From Web page

This command opens a dialog where you can enter the URL of a Web page and get the image in GIMP.

The command defaults to gimp.org. Please have a try to it.

2.3.4. Screenshot

Slika 16.9. The Screenshot window

The “Screenshot” window

The Screenshot command opens a dialog with two parts:

Naredi posnetek posameznega okna

The mouse pointer becomes a cross. Click in the image window you want to capture. A new image is created. If the Include window decoration option is unchecked, the title bar and the blue frame around the image will be removed.

Naredi posnetek celega zaslona

This is useful if you want to capture a pop menu. A delay is then necessary, so that you have time to pull the pop menu down.

If the Include mouse pointer option is checked, then the mouse pointer and its coming with icon are also captured. The mouse pointer is captured in a separate layer. So you can move it to another place in the image.

Izberi področje za zajem

The mouse pointer becomes a cross. Click and drag to create a rectangular selection in the image window. This selection will be opened as a new image. Its size is adapted to the selection size. Note: this setting is not available on Windows.


When taking a screenshot of the entire screen, the screen is captured after this delay. In the other cases, the mouse pointer turns to a cross after this delay.

2.3.5. Scanner/Camera

This item is present in Windows operating system, using TWAIN. Image input devices appear in the dialog, if they are plugged-in. On Linux, you need to install third-party XSane plug-in which will be available in the FileCreateXSaneDevice dialog… menu.

Slika 16.10. Skener in fotoaparat

Skener in fotoaparat

The kinds of devices used to take pictures are too varied to be described here. Fortunately, their use is fairly intuitive. In the example shown (under Windows 7), you can start a scanner or load an image from a camera card.