I want to draw rectangle (perpendicular edges) using paths tool. I tried using grid, but it does not give precision. Also tried "snap to grid" option seems to not work with Paths tool.

In pencil tool, if I select ctrl + shift while drawing line, I'm able to achieve this functionality. Is there any similar way for paths tool?

Thanks for you time.

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    Would using the Rectangle Select tool work for you? You can then click Select > To Path - which converts the rectangle selection to a path.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 27 '18 at 9:50
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    Which version? Snap to grid seems to work for me in 2.8.20 / Win. Aug 27 '18 at 10:15
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    Snap to grid also works with the Paths Tool in GIMP 2.10.2 on Windows.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 27 '18 at 10:43

Typically you would use guides. Possible technique:

  1. position two guides that intersect in a corner.
  2. Using the Measure tool, drag a diagonal to the opposite corner, looking at the measures/coordinate in the status area.
  3. At the right spot, depress Alt+Ctrl and re-click, this will create H and V guides on that point.
  4. Create your path using the guides.

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