This is also sub-function of the measure tool.
To create a horizontal guide, place a marker on the spot, and ctrl-click it
To create a vertical guide, place a marker on the spot and alt-click it
On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine <
> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:47 PM, wwp wrote:
> > Hello there,
> > I wonder if the idea of a point-and-click tool to create guides could
> > be a good one?
> > The idea there is to directly create guides with a minimum number of
> > clicks in order to speed up a production process. It is based upon my
> > (long, subjective and perfectible) experience w/ the Gimp 2.x.
> > The way of doing it could be, for instance: in one click you pick the
> > create-guide tool from the side dock, then you click on the image:
> > it creates a horizontal or vertical guide at this click's x or y -
> > horizontal or vertical axis could be determined using ctrl or shift
> > modifier. Clicking in the margin (outside the layer boundary) could be
> > even more intuitive, up/down margin to create vertical guides,
> > left/right to create horizontal ones, still for instance. While moving
> > the mouse pointer with this tool, a "live" guide shadow could be
> > displayed, in order to provide a visual clue about the guide location
> > that you validate when you click to create it.
> > Any thought?
> Just to make sure I get it right...
> Instead of
> 1. Hovering your mouse pointer over the ruler.
> 2. Clicking, dragging, and releasing the mouse button to create a new
> ...you want
> 1. Hover your mouse pointer over the toolbox above the
> 'point-and-click tool' and click it.
> 2. Go to the location where you want a guide and use a modifier to
> create either vertical or horizontal (or both) guides.
> Unless I'm terribly mistaken, that's about the same amount of step in
> comparison to something that has been around for years :) You you get
> guide position preview too.
> Hmmm? :)
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