The command puts whatever is in
the Clipboard from the last “Copy” or “Cut”
command into the current image. The pasted section becomes a
“floating selection” and is shown as a separate layer in the
If there is an existing selection on the canvas, it is used to align
the pasted data. If there is already a selection, the data is pasted
using the selection as a center point. If you want the selection to be
used as a clipping region for the pasted data, you should use
the “Paste Into” command.
You can have only one floating selection at any
one time. You cannot work on any other layer while there is a
floating selection; you have to either anchor it or remove it.
Activate the Command