Whenever i pick the scale tool and click on a selected region, the scale tool defaults to "dont preserve aspect ratio". If I jerk the mouse slightly when I first click on the selection with the scale tool, it usually warps a little bit. So every time I use it, I have to be extra careful to apply my first click without moving the mouse at all. It gets old, fast. How can I make sure that the scale tool starts off with preserve aspect ratio right off the bat?


Set the option in the Scale tool, then go to Edit>Preferences>Tool options and click Save tools options now.

Warning: Of course this saves all the options of all the tools, plus the current colors, pattern, gradient, brush, dynamics, so make sure everything is as you want it before clicking.

  • So, I can just open a random file, only change this, save; and ill be fine? Oct 24 '18 at 1:29
  • Yo don't even need to open a file. Just start Gimp to have you initial state.
    – xenoid
    Oct 24 '18 at 7:00

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