Hello. I've just joined Gimper.net. Have been using Gimp for awhile to restore old photos and improve recently taken ones. Unfortunately, I am a bad photographer! My current problem is trying to extract a Siberian Husky from the background. Using the path tool does not look realistic as the fine hairs and feathering of his haunches does not look correct. I tried a contrast mask but cannot get the background contrasted enough. When I whiten the background, I lose the dog also. I would appreciate any ideas.