I have experience working with
Visio, where distribute is not same as align, distribute horizontally will make results like that: IsIsI (I - image, s - space). However, as I've read docs on
These options work as Align options, but you can can add an offset and new options are available to distribute sources evenly.
And answer to this post on SE evenly-distribute-text-diagonally-along-the-whole-image-in-gimp answer said that additional script is needed.
What is the purpose of
distribute buttons of
Offset option could have been added to
align buttons for same effect as far as I can see. I could not find
arrange-layers script in bundled plugins, seems to me a nice thing to have in the package.