Microsoft Paint. How to do this?

I am trying to cut a section of an image out, then paste the section back into Paint, so there is no background, just the section as a new image.
How do I do this?

I keep getting a white background, larger than the image!

How about… select the area, edit-copy, then edit-copy to. That creates a new file with no background.

If I understand what you are trying to do, I just answered this question in GQ a couple days ago:

Under the selection tool, there’s a drop-down menu that says “select.” Click on it, and then click on “Transparent Selection.” That’s for Windows 7.

In the old version, there should be a little box at the bottom of the toolbar with pictures of shapes. One will be selected. Select the other one.

Good, so far.

Neither one gets rid of the background.:smack:

Solved it!

I’m amazed! The “Help” tab on a mocrosoft program was, for the first time in my life, actually helpful!