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crop with rotation

Aug 4, 2012, 00:44
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crop with rotation
I am missing a crop tool which can rotate the crop rectangle. Similar to photoshop's tool. I found no way to rotate the crop rectangle in gimp. How do you cut out something from an image if it needs to be rotated while cropping? I tried rotating first then cropping but it does not give me enough precision so I end up with transparent areas at the border.
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Aug 4, 2012, 08:47 (This post was last modified: Aug 4, 2012 08:55 by rich2005.)
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RE: crop with rotation
similar to ofnuts proposal:

Gimp has never been the same as PS so get used to different ways.

What you can do
Make a selection
Use the rotate tool and in the preview option choose image + grid.
Rotate - drag the grid around or enter a value.
Then to crop - copy the selection and paste as a new image.
some screenshots that might help. http://i.imgur.com/DZr9M.jpg
and yes you are going to end up with transparent borders, until you flatten.
An image is a rectagle, no way round that.
edit: You could always make a larger than required rotated-pasted-as-new -mage and then use a regular crop on it.

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May 10, 2013, 11:53
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RE: crop with rotation
Hi,
I also need this. Do you know of any Gimp tool or plugin able to rotate and crop at the same time, while preserving the ratio scale?
Thanks!
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May 10, 2013, 12:28
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RE: crop with rotation
Have not come across such a tool, but there could well be one.

A work-around
Toggle the quick mask (shift-q)
Use a rectangular brush & white fg
Change size, aspect ratio, angle on the fly
Stamp out the selection & toggle quick mask off

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