there is such a plugin. I think I saw it in the Meet the Gimp forums.

-Rob A>

On 5/14/09, Akkana Peck <akk...@shallowsky.com> wrote:
> Jay Smith writes:
>> My desire would be for:
>>
>>    click (on first point)
>>    click (on second point to finish the line)
>>    do a keystroke command that can be accomplished with ONE hand
>>      to execute the task (I would prefer not to have to hit the Enter
>>      key)
>
> You could perhaps do this with a plug-in:
>
> - Use the Paths tool
> - Click on first point, then on second point
>   (now you have a straight-line path with two endpoints)
> - Run a plug-in (which you can assign to any key you like)
>   that gets the current path endpoints, rotates the current layer
>   the appropriate amount, then deletes the path.
>
> It would be an easy plug-in to write. You would stay in the Paths
> tool and not have to switch tools at all.  Would that do what you want?
>
> It would still be a useful feature to add to the Rotate tool, and
> that discussion should continue; but since any change to a tool
> won't be available until the next major version, this might be
> a workaround that you could use right now.
>
>       ...Akkana
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