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I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, I took a screenshot which I saved as a PNG in my Pictures folder. Next, I right clicked the image and selected "Open with other application" to open it with GIMP. When I select the Paint Brush tool and try to draw on it, nothing happens at all. What am I doing wrong?

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    Hi JansthcirlU, Welcome to GD.SE! What are you trying to do with your image? Are you able to make the initial point with the pen tool? There are several videos on how to use the pen tool in GIMP. I would also suggest checking out the GIMP help doc for using the pen tool Drawing Shapes with the Path Tool – AndrewH Jun 29 at 19:55
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    Hmm... first off, can you create an entirely new image and edit it? – Sean Duggan Jun 29 at 20:09
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    Or, if you prefer a screencap: imgur.com/a/0X37GhK (potato quality though) – JansthcirlU Jun 29 at 20:46
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    Hard to answer this, also tech support is off-topic. I can't reproduce the problem. Perhaps show the Tool Options dialog in a screenshot. – Billy Kerr Jun 30 at 11:04
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    Your screenshot and screen recording are both missing the all-important Tool options dialog (Windows>Dockable dialog>Tool options) – xenoid Jun 30 at 21:47
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This is not remotely solvable because we can see only what you show and that's not much of your system nor of your GIMP settings. I have only 2 things to try:

  1. Reset tool options, You can reset all options of all tools to their default state with a single click

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This is the general Preferences dialog. Resetting icon is also in Tool Options.

Do the same for input devices (see the main preference list)

  1. Uninstall GIMP and install the newest stable version
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  • I don't recall changing many settings as I don't use GIMP very much (as you may have guessed). I do recall having added a Wacom tablet and stylus to my input devices, so perhaps it suddenly stopped recognizing my mouse for some reason. I'll try resetting everything later today. – JansthcirlU Jun 30 at 10:39
  • You have a drawing tablet is just a thing which cannot be seen remotely. You can reset input device options, too. – user287001 Jun 30 at 11:29

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