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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    Where is the Gimp "ellipse" tool?

    See my screenshot below.

    Am I missing a Gimp plugin that has the ellipse, box, and arrow tools missing?


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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocksockdoc View Post
    Where is the Gimp "ellipse" tool?
    I found out from this video the multiple steps to drawing a border-filled ellipse.

    Once you have a picture open:
    - Type the letter "e" (for a circle or ellipse) or the letter "r" (for a square or rectangle)
    - Supposedly you left-click and drag (for an ellipse or rectangle) or shift-left-click and drag (for a circle or square) but for me, both created the same thing which is whatever I drew
    - Right-click on the object to choose "Select -> Border -> 5 pixels -> OK"
    - Right-click again on the object to choose "Colors -> Colorify->choose color->OK"
    - End operation by clicking outside the object you just drew

    Other than the minor fact that the shift didn't create a square or circle, I can now draw an ellipse or rectangle (and if I'm very careful, I can make it almost square or circular).

    Now I have to figure out how to draw a curved arrow!
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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    I see now there is no arrow tool. Luckily, there seems to be a plugin here for doing
    arrows
    .

    Since I moved from the PC to here, I'm shocked at the lack of sophistication on the drawing tools (e.g., Paint.NET freeware would do both fancy ellipses and fancy arrows with aplomb); but, I guess they're just not mature yet on Linux.

    Thanks!




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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    While ellipses/circles/squares/rectangles take a LOT of steps, that's nothing compared to what it takes to draw a curved arrow.

    I'm amazed at how unsophisticated these tools are compared to the PC, e.g., Paint.NET can draw any type of desired arrow in one step!

    Alas, it is what it is. Here are my first attempts at drawing arrows in Gimp. I'm sure my "handwriting" will improve over time.

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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocksockdoc View Post
    I see now there is no arrow tool. Luckily, there seems to be a plugin here for doing
    arrows
    .

    Since I moved from the PC to here, I'm shocked at the lack of sophistication on the drawing tools (e.g., Paint.NET freeware would do both fancy ellipses and fancy arrows with aplomb); but, I guess they're just not mature yet on Linux.

    Thanks!


    You are using the wrong tool for that job. Gimp isn't a drawing program, it is mainly for processing images. For drawing an OSS solution would be inkscape which is in the repos.
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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    >I want to draw three concentric circles 5 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm in >radius. How to do that in GIMP?

    Very easy... Use the gimp to draw the circles, follow this tutorial if you do not know how to draw the circles:

    http://geekyprojects.com/graphics/ho...e-in-the-gimp/

    And then use inkscape to align them, it is VERY easy to it with inkscape rather than with the gimp. Take a look at this:

    http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Align.html

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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

    Feels resurrected, man
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    Re: How to draw a circle in GIMP?

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