Path tangents and normals

Note: The plugins work for Gimp2. They do not work for Gimp3 unless somebody ports them to Gimp3.

Three Gimp plugins to draw tangents or normals to paths. To get the plugins, do:
  1. At the bottom of this page there is the Download button. Clicking it you get one .ZIP file. Unzip it and put the python file it contains in your Gimp's plug-ins folder and restart Gimp.
  2. This registers in your Gimp the plugins
    • Bounding box
    • Common tangent or normal between two paths
    • Parallel tangents or normals
    • Tangents or normals from a point
    • Tangents or normals from a stroke end of another path
  3. To find the plugins in Gimp, go to the Paths tab and right-click the path you are going to crop or slice. This opens a pop-up window. At the bottom follow the link Tools > Tangents and normals > ...  and choose.
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