[SOLVED] How to hide guides while rotating in Gimp

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JerryF
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[SOLVED] How to hide guides while rotating in Gimp

Post by JerryF » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Hello all,

I new to using Gimp. Had used Adobe Photoshop Elements for years.

Recently, I scanned several photos as one sheet and I'm separating each Polaroid pic to save each.

Sometimes, I need to rotate the one-sheet scan slightly so that I can draw an aligned rectangle around a pic that's a little askew.

Now, when I choose Rotate, I get a guide of squares. I'd like to hide/remove those.

Under the View menu, I've tried unticking "Show guides". Under the Image menu, and when I select Guides, Remove all Guides the Rotate dialog box closes.

Here's what I mean:
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Can anyone help?
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Re: How to hide guides while rotating in Gimp

Post by Flemur » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:41 pm

That's has been bothering me and you motivated me to fix it! (The guides make the rotation more difficult - it'd be nice if the guide remained fixed and didn't follow the image).

Check the setting for the rotation tool; set guides to "no guides". (click pic to embiggen)
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Re: How to hide guides while rotating in Gimp

Post by JerryF » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:50 pm

Flemur wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:41 pm
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(The guides just make the rotation more difficult - it'd be nice if the guide remained fixed and didn't follow the image).
I agree!
Flemur wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Check the setting for the rotation tool; set guides to "no guides". (click pic to embiggen)
gimp.jpg
That did it! You're wonderful!!! Thank you!
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