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In Photoshop, you can easily divide the image into zones using point and click and it automatically generates the corresponding HTML with image slices addressed in tables. Gimp also has a Slice (Filter > Web > Slice) but it is so rudimentary and, as far as I can see, does not allow point and click selection of slices.

I am wondering if the functionality can be added into Gimp, or there are other Linux software to do this. I hate to return to Windows just to do this simple task which I happen to use frequently. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Why would you need to do this? If you want to use an image as the background of a fixed-size table, then just set the table's background to the image. –  Lèse majesté Jul 3 '12 at 11:10
    
I need this to make html emails with clickable areas on an image. The click area zones vary depending on the image, hence the requirement to have a point and click slicing capability. –  alfish Jul 3 '12 at 11:19
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I would just use an image map for that. According to Campaign Monitor's tests, all popular web, mobile and desktop email clients support image maps. –  Lèse majesté Jul 3 '12 at 11:46
    
Read the link carefully: "The results indicate that it’s not a good idea to use image maps". –  alfish Jul 3 '12 at 12:15
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True. They are discouraged because of image-blocking clients. However, you're using image-based links anyways, so what's the difference? –  Lèse majesté Jul 3 '12 at 16:07

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According to this article http://gimp4you.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/guillotine-the-gimp-way-to-slice-images/ Gimp has slice filters and guillotine transformations that can be used for this.

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