In Gimp, what is the easiest (fewest clicks/keyboard shortcut/setting change) way to find the dimensions of a given layer in a PSD file?


"Layers window"→<right click>→"Scale layer"

the only way?

Could the "Move tool" provide this info, or is there a setting that enables the display of this information by default?

  • Scale layer is the only way I am aware of. Which operating system are you using?
    – iglvzx
    Apr 25, 2012 at 23:05
  • I'm currently on ubuntu 11.10, but also use gimp in Win7
    – Evan
    Apr 25, 2012 at 23:10
  • Is there a reason for using .psd with Gimp?
    – clabacchio
    Apr 26, 2012 at 8:41
  • 1
    Good question! Something like the Photoshop info panel would be helpful (although I find even that to be unintuitive sometimes).
    – Jason
    Feb 15, 2013 at 16:21
  • 6
    I use Layer > Layer Boundary Size.
    – maan81
    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:46

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this plugin may be useful, it states that it shows a floating window with the active layer's dimensions: http://registry.gimp.org/node/26317

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