Re: [Gimp-user] Path Tool Problems

Simon Budig wrote
akovia (


) wrote:
1. Can't add intermediate nodes.

Make sure the path is "connected" to the path tool, e.g. by
doubleclicking the path in the path dialog.

I designed the path tool to "usually" stay in Design mode. Then you can
use Control to temporarily switch to Edit mode. Edit-mode on-top of a
path segement should show a small "+" at the mouse cursor, clicking will
result in adding a node at this point.

Control+Shift will be Edit-Mode plus "subtract/remove" - i.e.
ctrl-shift-clicking on top of a node will remove it, ctrl-shift-clicking
on a segment will open up the path by removing the segment.

Yes to all above. I am very familiar with all the modifiers. 
If I hover my mouse above a certain segments holding Control, some segments
will allow to add a node, while other segments won't. This also effects
deleting line segments.
Now that I think about it I have the last instance on video from a tutorial
I made. It's kinda perfect since I have it showing my key-presses as well.
6:35 to around 8:30 is the problem. I also realized that this also was a
copied and pasted path.

2. Node selection precision.

No idea about that one. I don't think I've seen that.

I will try to capture this as well and post a screenshot or video. 

3. Path strokes.

Quite often on big complicated paths  that I try to stroke, there will
be a few sharp angles that won't protrude out to a point and will just
look like it was cut off.

Do you stroke with a tool? Or by "stroke line"? with which options? For
the Mitre-Join the Mitre-Limit determines the amount of "allowed

Can you provide screenshots of the problematic results?

Stroke line mostly unless I'm after some sort of effect. Playing with the
mitre setting does have some effect on the problem. Maybe I just can't get
the expected results I want in having an even stroke all the way around.
Have a look at this and maybe you can explain if there is another way. For
now I have just been patching some paths together to get what I need..

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