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How can I cut a rectangular selection exactly in half, so that a 128-pixel long selection becomes 64 pixels long?

I have this:

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I want to select just the top half of this box (so I can bucket fill it with brown), then select just the bottom half and bucket fill it with green.

The end result should be a box that is split perfectly between two colors.

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Bucket-fill the whole selection with the colour you want left in the bottom half, then:

  • pick the Rectangle Select tool again, click on the centre of the existing selection (to re-activate the tool on that same selection);
  • in the Tool Options dialogue Size field (y-dimension), append "/2" to the value currently displayed there (meaning divide by 2), and click on the centre of the selection again - the selection should change to just the upper half;
  • bucket-fill the new selection.

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