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Get move tool to pan only to the edges of the layer

Aug 27, 2011, 18:03
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Get move tool to pan only to the edges of the layer
Is there a way to get the move tool to pan only to the edges of the layer and thus not show me the gray area outside the layer?
I'm making a math video and I want a way to constantly return back to the top left corner of the image.
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Aug 27, 2011, 20:33
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RE: Get move tool to pan only to the edges of the layer
(Aug 27, 2011 18:03)lamp23 Wrote:  Is there a way to get the move tool to pan only to the edges of the layer and thus not show me the gray area outside the layer?
I don't exactly understand your question (or at least I see too many interpretations) but it looks like the answer is no Smile
(Aug 27, 2011 18:03)lamp23 Wrote:  I'm making a math video and I want a way to constantly return back to the top left corner of the image.
Several solutions:
  • Use vertical and horizontal guides positioned at X=0 and Y=0. When you move your layer, it will "snap" on the guides when you get close.
  • Use the "Align" tool. Click on the layer (which gets square marks in the corners to indicate selection), and in the Tools option window, in the "Align" section, select "Relative to image" and click the left and top arrow icons.
  • If this is something you do frequently and want to do very quickly, it is very easy to write a rather trivial script to move the current layer to the corner, and assign that to some key combo. (I can provide the script if your Gimp setup has Python support (to check: towards the bottom of Filters, you have a "Python-fu" entry next to "Script-fu")).

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