I'd like to directly set (i.e. type in actual coordinates of) the position of my layer in the image, like you can with the selection box:
(Not the size, but that would also be cool)
Is this possible? Thanks
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I was looking for an answer to this, which is why I came upon this question. The closest solution I could find is this:
Click on the top ruler and drag down a guide to the Y coordinate you want.
Click on the left ruler and drag right a guide to the X coordinate you want.
Use the move tool to drag the layer to the approximate position you want it. It will snap to the rulers.
Use the "Align" tool.
In Gimp 2.10, see @CaribeGirl's solution.
Well, I was hoping to come here to find a better solution than the one I had used originally, but the way I usually do it is to use the rectangular marquee tool, along with a cut/paste of the layer I want to move. Basically, I follow these steps:
yposition of the marquee to the position I want to place the layer.
Again, I wish there were a simpler way, but this way is the most accurate and reliable, and the least time-consuming, AFAIK.
You can't. Sorry :) GIMP simply doesn't have controls for that.
OK this is a bit of a hacky way of going about it, but it gets pixel-perfect positioning. I had a layer that was 30px by 30px and I wanted to add it at 500,500 in a larger image. I made a new transparent image, sized at 530px by 530px; pasted my small layer into it and then used the Align tool to position it at bottom-right. I then pasted this 530px by 530px layer onto my original large image and used Align to position it at top-left... :o)
Have you tried the Move Tool, or Alignment Tool? From the Move Tool select "Move the active layer" and drag your layer where ever you want.
Try using guides. Navigate to
Image > Guides > New guide... Make it horizontal and enter your desired Y coordinate. Now do the same but make it vertical and put your x coordinate. Now use the move tool and it should snap to the guide. Hope i helped :)