I am having trouble using the gradient fill in GIMP. Sometimes it stays, but sometimes is disappears when I save the file. What am I missing? I have tried doing it on the same layer as where I made the selection and on a new layer.


In Gimp 2.10 you have to strike [Enter] to commit your action. Switching tools also does it, but exporting the file doesn't.

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  • that is such an annoyance! Took me 20 min to find out. Do you know why the feature? – HongboZhu May 6 '19 at 0:07
  • Because the UI is more powerful, it's no linger click+drag, you can now adjust all the parameters at your leisure. The Enter/double click indicates you are really done. This is also true of the new UI of selection tools. – xenoid May 6 '19 at 7:15

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