How to center text in GIMP [Quick Guide]

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  • In this article, we walk you through a step by step guide to center text in GIMP.
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GIMP is a multi-platform open-source image editing/manipulation tool that offers an advanced set of editing tools found in more expensive software like Photoshop.

The text editing tool allows you to add text to your project. Apart from the type of text, you can also choose the alignment of the text.

In this article, we walk you through the steps required to center text in GIMP.

How can I center text in GIMP?

  1. Launch GIMP.
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  2. Open a project a file where you want to add the text.
    center text in GIMP
  3. Click on the text tool. You can access it by clicking on the A icon.
    center text in GIMP
  4. Click anywhere on the image and type the text.
  5. Once done, highlight all the text (Ctrl + A )
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  6. Click Tools (toolbar).
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  7. Select the Transform Tool.
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  8. Select Align from the context menu.
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  9. From the left pane, select Align middle of the target.

Note: You can also change the alignment to left or right using the same steps. Simply change the alignment in step 9.

The Align tool is useful to align the image layers with various image objects. GIMP offers a decent set of tools to align texts as per your preference.

By following the steps in the article, you can center text in GIMP. Follow the steps to learn how to use the alignment feature in GIMP. Do let us know if you have any GIMP related queries in the comments.


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