>I just started to use GIMP and now I have my first question. >I open a file which is empty and use it to open other files as layers. >I set up the grids for this file and make them visible. >I work on the file, save it under another name, then close it. >When I open the same file again the grids are not visible, so any time >the file is opened I have to make the grids visible (View-->Show >grid), an annoyance. >Is there any way to save the setting for this file only which would >include visible grids? >Photoshop has that useful feature. >A more general question: can I customize the View settings and save >them for future reference?
Gimp is not a copy/clone of Photoshop so expect differences While Image -> Configure Grid settings are retained when saved as an .xcf file, the switch to toggle view on/off is not. Maybe ask for this to be added as a feature: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/ (but do not hold your breath) View -> Show Grid is enabled permanently from the Preferences Menu: Edit -> Preferences -> Image Windows -> Appearance. All the other options are there as well. Since this is a global setting applied to any image you might want to set the Default Grid size to something more than 10 pixels. Edit -> Preferences -> Default Image -> Default Grid. example: https://imgur.com/91HQIQ1.jpg Newcomers to Gimp have been baffled by a large image opening as completely black - the grid covering everything - yes it has happened. A better way if you do not want to dive into the view menu might be set up a hot-key to toggle the grid on/off. Most keys are already assigned, use one you will never miss example: https://imgur.com/1azFetI.jpg -- rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums) _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list