> - non-rectangle-bound guides:
> Guides that can be enabled to have any angle, which means that they do
> not have to be restricted to be 0 degrees or 90 degrees (being parallel
> to the window).
> This feature can be helpful, e.g. when correcting pictures, or for
> drawing parallels
> that do not fit the 0/90/180/270/360 degree orientation.
> It would be good, to enable/disable this behaviour via toggle box, so
> that normal behaviour
> will be available and guides can be restricted to classical
> window-parallel behaviour.
I think we have seen this request already several times and I
definitely agree it could be useful. Your request made me take a look
at the code (app/display/gimpdisplayshell-draw.c,
app/core/gimpimage-guides.c, /app/core/gimpguide.c) and it actually
seems possible. I'll add it to my to-try list for when I have some
> - boundary guides, instead of middle.guides:
> Guides, where the outer boundary of a drawing tool snaps to the guide
> (instead the middle of the
> drawing tool snapping to the guide).
> This would be helpful for drawing in general, and correcting pictures: the
> color will
> not pass this line of the guide, which means, you can be sure no color
> enters a certain region.
This does not seem trivial to code - in fact with how I remember the
paint core works, this is going to be one very hard hack...
Also, I think that if the purpose is just to stay inside of the lines
you can use a selection (create it using the guides and freeform
selection) and stroke it on a new layer with a mask which is exactly
the selection - I do this all the time. Stroking a selection is
usually faster than me painting it by hand, and it's probably more
> - Adding Multiple Guides
> (there is a Script for this on www.meetthegimp.org, but native would be
> This feature is good for some repetitive tasks, where a lot of Guides will
> be needed,
> something like a guide-grid.
Can you give a direct link to the script? I definitely agree this
sounds useful - it's worth checking if we can simply include this
script with GIMP (or at least if you give us a link to it, we'll be
able to write something similar with extra features if needed).
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