Cannot position selection or layer numerically
Submitted by Timothy Miller
I want to make a rectangular selection, and I want the position of that selection to be at a precise location with a precise size.
GIMP has a means to enter a fixed size or aspect ratio for a selection. For those, I can find a place to TYPE IN the position (in whatever units).
But I cannot find any way at all anywhere where I can type in a position for the upper left corner of either a selection or a layer.
I can alt-drag the selection to reposition it, but the position shown in the status line of the window is the position of the cursor relative to where I originally clicked, NOT the position of the upper left corner.
There seems to be absolutely no way to specify precise positions with GIMP. If you can specify precise sizes and aspect ratios, why not positions as well? Seems like an oversight, and it's almost a showstopper for me.