Thank you for your persistence and patience, David.
Here's what I did:
1. clicked my GIMP 2.6.8
icon - which opened three separate windows - "Toolbox
" and "GNU Image Manipulation Program
" and "Layers, Channels, Paths, ..."
2. at the top of the "GNU Image Manipulation Program
" window, I clicked File
- which opened a pop-up window
3. in the pop-up window, I arrowed down and clicked Open
- which opened the Open Image
4. in the Open Image
window, under the Places
section, I selected the directory, and under the Name
section, I selected and clicked on my JPG image - which loaded the JPG image into the "GNU Image Manipulation Program
" window and also loaded a thumbnail
of the same JPG image into the "Layers, Channels, Paths, ...
" window (with the word 'Background
' immediately to its right side
5. next, I right clicked on the JPG image thumbnail in the "Layers, Channels, Paths, ...
" window - which opened a pop-up window, from which I arrowed down to and clicked "Add Alpha Channel
From here, if I interpreted your instructions correctly, I am to "...go ahead with the other steps..." as defined in the website found at http://laptoplogic.com/resources/how-to-remove-watermarks-from-images-using-gimp
Now "...the other steps...
" as defined under the section titled "Second Attempt: Removing the Watermark
" include Step 2: Open the Layers window by pressing Ctrl+L, then right click on the Floating Selection and choose “Anchor Layer”
and this is where my problem starts or exists. Given your instruction, after clicking on "Add Alpha Channel
" the "Anchor Layer
" option is or remains grayed-out.
Something must be missing from my GIMP 2.6.8
software, or I am a complete moron, David.
As a registered professional engineer, consulting engineering firm owner, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, I submit that I am not a moron and that my PC operates at peak efficiency.
So . . . what am I missing?
Confused and remaining tenacious,