I'd like a plugin that allows me to click 2 points to draw an arrow in between. All the options mentioned in different posts work for GIMP 2.8 but are broken in 2.10 (such as the arrow.scm file floating around or the python script)
The following linked script-fu works in GIMP 2.10.2
I assume also in the latest 2.10.8
Copy and paste the file named arrow-set-size.scm in you scripts folder, and restart GIMP
In a document, create a path using the Paths tool with a start and end point
Click Tools > Arrow-Set-Size. Make adjustments to the settings if required. Hit OK.
To improve on @Billy Kerr's answer (this is a new account so I can't comment on his answer) by providing the latest of the script by programmer_ceds (original version by Berengar W. Lehr) and more detailed instructions:
- Get the latest version of the Draw Curved or Straight Arrows script. The file will be named
- Unzip the downloaded zip file, which should contain the arrow.scm file and instructions.
- Copy arrow.scm to the GIMP scripts folder.
- The scripts folder can be found using
Scripts(thanks to @xenoid for instructions)
- For a Linux DEB install, the scripts folder may be
- For a Linux Snap install, the scripts folder may be
- Restart GIMP and check that there is a
Arrow...(or similar) option.
- Click on the Path tool in the Tool Options dialog (or Edit → Stroke Path from the image menu).
- First click in image at the location for the head of the arrow and then the location of the end of the tail.
OKfor the arrow to be created.
The scripts work fine, but the lack of a preview in the settings window with so many options make them hard to use.
I found this solution using predefined brushes much simpler: https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Lines-and-Arrows?pid=1359#pid1359
Once installed, you only need to use any draw tool like the Pencil and pick one of the arrows from the brush button:
There are plenty of brushes to select:
To install them, download the arrowofcursor.zip file from the post, find the brushes folder from your GIMP installation with Edit > Preference > Folders > Brushes, open it, and copy all the brushes there and restart.