The Paste function puts whatever is in the GIMP clipboard from the last Copy or Cut command into the current image. The pasted section will remain as a "Floating Selection" which appears as a separate layer in the Layers Dialog (Image Menu > Dialogs > Layers, Channels and Paths...). This selection can be moved just as any floating selection can. Once the selection is properly located, click elsewhere on the image to merge the pasted section back into the current layer or right click the entry in the layers dialog, and click Anchor Layer or New Layer.


You can only have one floating selection at any one time and cannot work on a layer while there is a floating selection.

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Default Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl-V