Use GIMP to Copy an image from the internet (please be aware that there may be usage rights to some images):
Opening the program sometimes takes a while – be patient! (Look under Start and Program Files to find “Gimp”)
Copy an Image from Internet:
Open your internet browser (Internet Explorer?)
Find the image you want to copy on the internet (make sure you have clicked on it to see if there is a larger size)
Right-click on the image and select “copy image”
Paste the image:
Go to the Gimp program (you can use the keyboard to find the program – hold down “Alt” and press “Tab” until that program (gimp) is highlighted
Click on File and New (“Ctrl” and “N” keys)
Select large dimensions like 1200 x 1200 pixels or Click OK to whatever dimensions it has as default and the new white rectangle will appear.
Click Edit and Paste (“Ctrl” and “V” keys)
If the image is smaller than the white rectangle:
Select the “Crop” tool (it looks like an Exacto Knife) and click and drag from the upper left-corner of the image to the bottom right. (If you didn’t get it just right, just try it again)
Hit “Enter” on your keyboard to crop the image
If the image is larger than the white rectangle:
Select “Ctrl” and “Z” on your keyboard to undo paste so that you have a white rectangle again
Select “Image” from the menu and “Canvas Size”
Change the height and width of the canvas until you have a large enough field (try 1200 x 1200 pixels).
Now you’ll see your original white rectangle and a checkered board behind it which signifies the canvas area.
Look for the “Scale Tool” on the icon panel on the left (you can hover your mouse over the pictures to find out their function – “scale” is a one of the blue squares)
Click and Drag the bottom right corner of the white square to resize it as large as the checker board.
Hit “Enter” on your keyboard.
Paste the image again (“Edit” and “Paste” or “Ctrl” and “V” on Keyboard)
Then, use the instructions on cropping the image above to get the picture just right.
Save the image:
Click “File” and “Save As”
Give the Image a name in the first field (it is a great Idea to either use naming conventions like Camel Caps like this: ThisIsTheNameOfMyImage or use underscores like this: this_is_the_name_of_my_image for adding images to website
Click on this image to enlarge:
Click Export if you have to and Save
Using the Text Tool:
If you have dotted lines around your text area and can’t figure out how to get rid of them, try adding a New Layer under “Layer”.