In Photshop, if I copy a portion of an image with surrounding transparent pixels and paste it into a new canvas, it will have the outside transparent pixels removed, resulting in a tight canvas containing only the outer bounding box.

Can I do the same thing in Gimp?

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Use the menus: Image> Autocrop Image

piece of cake.

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  • Wow, can't believe I didn't find that. And I did have a decent dig in the menus. – alex Jul 6 '11 at 1:38
  • It's not actually descriptively named, and it seems too good to be true :-) When was image manipulation ever that easy? – Ele Munjeli Jul 6 '11 at 1:56
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    If $deity had wanted image editing to be obvious and simple, they wouldn't have given us GIMP – Linker3000 Jul 6 '11 at 8:32
  • I believe this is now: Image > Fit Canvas to Layers for Gimp 2.10.8. – Hans Vonn Jan 25 '19 at 15:37
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    Image --> Crop to content now – indofraiser Aug 16 '19 at 12:30

Image > Crop to Content (Version GIMP 2.10.12)

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As of GIMP 2.10.14 the menu would be Image > Zealous Crop

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