What's the best approach if I want to snap to the canvas' horizontal and vertical centre points? Let's say I want to place a guide in the center of both directions for example.


There's no snap to the centre of the canvas in GIMP. However you could modify the grid using Image > Configure grid, then set the horizontal and vertical values to half the image dimensions, then enable snap to grid, and view grid (if you want to see it).

Also, there's a solution for getting guides in the centre. Click on Image > Guides > New guide (by percent). The default is 50% and Horizontal. Repeat for the Vertical guide.

  • Thanks Billy, the second option is exactly what I was looking for.
    – wout
    Aug 8 '18 at 14:16
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    If you do this often, you can use ofn-preset-guides to create sets of guides that you can add with one keystroke. Centered guides is part of the examples.
    – xenoid
    Aug 8 '18 at 22:31

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