I just downloaded GIMP and am trying to work with text on a photo. What I write appears vertically, how do I get it to display horizontally?

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Generally software support is off topic here, but we'd need more information to help. Could you post a screenshot perhaps? Also is it a Dynamic text box or Fixed text box? Have you tried other fonts? Which version of GIMP are you using? – Billy Kerr Nov 3 '18 at 15:53
  • Thanks for the reply, after poking around GIMP for awhile I've decided to stay with Photoshop for now. May be back when I have more time to explore. – Ray Nov 4 '18 at 3:23

If you are using Gimp 2.10 you are able to change the text to vertical by simply creating a new text box, adding text, then right-clicking on said text and at the bottom of the menu, you should see different options of aligning the text.

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