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I want to draw a box around a portion of my graphic for the purpose of highlighting it.

How can I do that?

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I Googled it and this was the first hit. –  Tamlyn Apr 12 '13 at 20:58

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Use the rectangle selection box, and under the Edit menu, hit Stroke Selection. Select your options from there.

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GIMP is a powerful piece of software and as such has a pretty steep learning curve. For quicker, easier tasks I would recommend Paint.Net. Think of it as MSPaint++. –  Michael Jul 27 '10 at 13:02
I've never used Paint.Net myself, but have heard nothing but praise about it. –  Aeo Jul 28 '10 at 16:06

Select Filters > Render > Gfig... From there you can draw boxes and other shapes boxes in various styles.

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A great tool, buried where no one would look. Dumb Gimp. –  Grant Birchmeier May 1 '13 at 14:50
Evan Carroll, please flag this as an answer. –  dipu Feb 14 at 21:48

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