3.4. Cut

This command can be accessed from an image menubar as Edit->Cut, or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-X.

"Cut" deletes the contents of GIMP's selection, and saves them in a clipboard so that they can later be pasted using the Paste , Paste Into , or Paste As New commands. If no selection is made, the entire current layer will be cut. The areas whose contents are cut out are left transparent if the layer has an alpha channel, or filled with the layer's background color otherwise. "Cut" only works on the current active layer. Any layers above or below the active one are ignored.