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Hi Folks,

I’m not sure if Libre Paint or Gimp is the best tool for this task and
that’s OK if there is a less-robust but better suited tool.

So, many tasks in life are about using the best tool for the job, not
necessarily the best tool all around.

I’d like to select an area in a graphic file (e.g. .pdf) and change
the background from white to yellow.

Ex. I have a magazine article in pdf and I’d like to “yellow highlight
the characters in certain words like one would do if they used a
Hi-Liter on the print version.

In Libre Writer, Calc you can anchor the cursor by pressing the F8 key
and then ether dragging the cursor over the rest of the characters of
words or numbers in cells/columns and then choose the hi-lighter
feature on the task bar and it will highlight only the
characters/numbers you’ve selected.

I’m not sure there’s an equivalent to that in Libre Paint or GIMP?

It can get clumsy (at least for me) using the Selection Tools
(Rectangular, Elliptical, etc.) to draw a selected area to be
“highlighted” when it’s only a few words.

I’d very much appreciate your thoughts/suggestions abbot the best way
to select an area and then replace the white background with yellow in
Libre Paint or Gimp or if you’ve found an easier tool to accomplish
that task?

Thanks so much!



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