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Is it possible to be able to draw a select rectangle and then use the fuzzy select tool so that it will only expand to that rectangle?

Thanks.

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Double click the fuzzy selection tool to open its options. Set mode "intersect" ON. The fuzzy selection is limited to the previously selected area.

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BTW. Learn the rest of the options in GIMP user's guide. They are all as important.

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The method by @user287001 works but if you mis-click you lose the selection. A less stressful way is to

  • do the first selection,
  • save it to a channel (Select ➤ Save to channel)
  • do the second selection
  • open the Channels list
  • right click the saved selection
  • use the appropriate operation (Intersect/Add/Subtract)

Saving selection to channels also lets you combine them in different ways

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