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Is there a way to change the guide units from relative to absolute when moving them on GIMP?

Also is there a way to add a guide on the edge of the image? I can add a guide on 0,0 but not on (max,max)

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    Not that I'm aware of, although you can add a new guide by using Image > Guides > New guide, and input the value in pixels directly. There's also a New guide by percent in the same location. And yes, by using these functions, guides can be set to the edge of the image, at 0px or 100%. Is this useful to you? – Billy Kerr Sep 7 at 17:29
  • Yes... thanks for your help – Chico3001 Sep 7 at 19:16
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Is there a way to change the guide units from relative to absolute when moving them on GIMP?

No need to, you already have the information:

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And yes, even if you click slightly outside the guide, the values are corrected so that:

initial guide position + the offset (the values you circled) = actual guide position   

Also is there a way to add a guide on the edge of the image? I can add a guide on 0,0 but not on (max,max)

No problem for me... But keep in mind that the outer guide for a 200px image is at 200, not 201, because the leftmost pixel is between coordinate 0 and 1, so the rightmost pixel is between width-1 and width.

Besides zooming, three easy ways to add guides on the edges:

Measure tool:

  • View>Snap to canvas edges
  • Start measure tool
  • Click near a corner (tool will snap on corner)
  • Alt-Ctrl-click again to create vertical and horizontal guides that cross at that point

Script

ofn-guide-from-layers will create the guides that delimit a layer, if the layer is as big as the canvas (background layer, for instance) this will also be guides that delimit the canvas.

Do nothing

As hinted in the solution with the Measure tool, you can do View>Snap to canvas edges so that canvas edges behave like guides in 99% of the uses of guides.

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