#67 Paste From System Clipboard Doesn't Work After Using Gimp's Internal Clipboard

v1.0 (example)

(Using Simone's 2.8.6 build on Mavericks.)

Pasting an image into Gimp worked the first time, but after I did a bit of copying and pasting within Gimp then pasting an external image in didn't work anymore.


  1. Copy an image to the clipboard from somewhere else, e.g. by taking a screenshot.
  2. Paste the clipboard into Gimp to start a new image (File > Create > From Clipboard).
  3. In Gimp, do some copies and pastes within the image.
  4. From another app, copy an image to the clipboard (e.g. take a screenshot).
  5. Attempt to paste the clipboard into your Gimp image. At this point it doesn't work, instead you get the last internal image from step 3 repeated.


  • Fredrik

    Fredrik - 2014-05-09

    I can confirm the problem in Simone´s 2.8.10 build

  • Daniel Bair

    Daniel Bair - 2015-01-01

    I've seen this symptom, also.


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