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Place Layer into Selection

GIMP 2.8 Python Plugin.
This plugin allows you to place a layer in the rectangular selected area. The selected area can be of arbitrary rectangular shape.

Installation Instructions:
1. Extract "" from .zip archive to the ".../.gimp-2.x/plug-ins/" directory.
2. Make sure that the extracted file is executable.
3. If you are already running GIMP, close and reopen it.

Python script: Follow path

Repeat a layer following a path, the plugin can rotate the cloned layer following the path direction or leave with the same orientation and you can choose group the cloned layers or merge in only one layer, download from

Adaptive layer background

This script creates a background for the given layer, containg some kind of color gradient, but adaptive to the layer’s contents.



Divide the currently active layer into subsections of specified width&height (pxs). New layers containing subsections are appended to the active image's layer list. The new layers are labeled "(<x>,<y>)" in the new co-ordinate system.

Please see the readme included in the attached file for installation instructions.

The new co-ordinate system begins (0,0) in the top-left hand corner and moves left-to-right, top-to-bottom.
<x> represents row
<y> represents column

Dodge & Burn layer

This simple script add a new layer on top of the image filled with neutral grey and in overlay mode. You can use this layer with the dodge and burn tool to work on shadows and highlights without destroying datas.

Quick sketch RGB

I modified the script quick-sketch.scm of tuxcomputers, so it does not transform the image into grayscale, but leave the image in RGB mode.

The location of the script is "Script Fu / Artistic / Quick Sketch RGB"

Layer to selection (select layer bounds)

Adds a new menu item

Select→Layer to selection

which creates a selection that exactly matches the boundaries of the current layer.

2012-08-08: Added the fixes by Aralox thanks :-)

See also by saulgoode.

Scale and move layer to canvas (layer-cover-image)

Adds a menu option

Layer→Scale and move layer to canvas

which scales the layer to canvas size, and moves it so it exactly covers the canvas.

Newest version always at

Group change font

Change font and font size of all text layers within a group.

Group offset

It's basically the same as Layer > Transform > Offset, except it works on layer groups.


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