GIMP/Move Tool

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The Basics[edit | edit source]

Move tool menu.

Shortcut: M

Move tool is used for moving anything on the image, including layers, selections and paths.

  • Move - defines what will be moved
  • Tool Toggle - toggle between the two available modes (for each option)

You can toggle between the two options with Shift (temporarily).

Move[edit | edit source]

You can choose what you want to move, as mentioned before it's either layer, selection or path.

Layers[edit | edit source]

To move a layer, select this option. If the layers are grouped (chain symbol), all layers in the group will be moved.

When this mode is selected, under tool toggle you'll see two options, "Pick a layer or guide" and "Move the active layer". The first one will move the layer that you select and the second one will always move the active layer.

Selections[edit | edit source]

The move tool allows you to move the selection outline. It has no options in Tool Toggle.

Paths[edit | edit source]

You can also move paths with this tool. Note that path tool has its own tool for moving. To use move tool, make the path visible in the path dialogue.

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