Look in menu Image > Mode. Switch it to RGB if its different then try adding red roses again.
Thank you, the answer was spot on! I learn so much from the generous people who participate in this forum!
OK, That didn't solve my problem, Both images have:
1- RGB mode - 8 Bits/Channel
2- The Image that I want to copy was saved on my computer and tested in all those formats
A- PNG (with transparent background)RGB mode - 8 Bits/Channel
B- GIF (with transparent background)RGB mode - 8 Bits/Channel
C- JPG (with a black background)RGB mode - 8 Bits/Channel
and still get my second image grayed out ! Why is that ?
damn thank you so so much for this!!! I have been going crazy for days with this and you saved me =)