Rotate a layer selection or path

Select the Rotate Tool: from the Toolbox. Then, under Rotate, select the Layer option next to Transform. You can also access this tool by choosing Tools >

Transform Tools > Rotate.

Let's take a detailed look at the options available for the Rotate tool:

• Transform: Use this option to choose what should be affected by the transform. You can affect the active layer, selection, or path.

• Direction: This option sets the direction in which a layer will be rotated. Normal rotates the layer clockwise; Corrective rotates counterclockwise. You can also change the rotation direction by entering a (negative) rotation angle.

• Interpolation: Select Cubic or Sincfrom the drop-down list to determine how missing pixels should be calculated from surrounding pixels.

• Clipping: You can select whether the transformed layer will be adapted to the new image size or to the original dimensions of the layer.

• Preview: This drop-down list lets you select a preview of the rotated image—an outline, a grid, an image, or image and grid—while rotating the image.

• 15 degrees (Ctrl): This option allows you to rotate to angles divisible by 15 degrees.

GIMP uses a comma instead of the decimal point.

E TIP: All tools available in the Toolbox can also be accessed from the Tools menu in the image window.

Start by rotating the image. With the Rotate Tool selected, click on the image. The Rotate dialog pops up. Enter a rotation angle by typing over the default value. If you selected the Normal transform direction, the value entered for the rotation angle in this case must be negative.

Alternatively, you can set a rotation angle by clicking the arrows or using the slider. If you want to rotate an image manually, click on the image and drag or shift with the mouse while holding the left mouse button.

In the Rotate dialog, you'll find the options Center X and Center Y. Use these options to select a rotation point other than the image center point (which is the default setting).

Click the Rotate button to accept your changes. The image will be straightened out automatically.

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