GIMP: rotating view


I googled and found some news articles about a feature in GIMP to rotate the view:

This is useful when drawing on a tablet.

The article mentions it should be in GIMP 2.1 and I am running 2.8.10 now. But I can’t find the feature. Is there something I need to enable or did it never get implemented ?

I don’t think it is in the stable version yet. But i could be wrong.

Hello. Is 2.10, not 2.1.
2.10 > 2.8.10

2.10 has not been released yet.

If you are interested, Krita offers canvas rotation:

The GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.
GIMP 2.8.10 has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
•Full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, cloning, etc.
•Tile-based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
•Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high-quality anti-aliasing
•Full Alpha channel support
•Layers and channels
•A procedural database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs, such as Script-Fu
•Advanced scripting capabilities
•Multiple undo/redo (limited only by disk space)
•Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
•File formats supported include GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX, BMP and many others
•Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, Bezier and intelligent
•Plug-ins that allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters

If you’re interested in view rotation and you’re on windows , you can get this build of Gimp 2.8.7 + Gimp Painter + Mypaint brushes , that additionally feature canvas rotation too :

though unfortunately it’s build with 2.8.7 , and so does not features the fixes that later version of Gimp got for windows to prevent the nasty view move/rotation bugs

Alternatively you could just fetch a build of unstable GIMP from