7. Miscellaneous Dialogs

7.1. Tool Presets Dialog

The Tool Presets Dialog shows a list of all saved tool presets. Clicking on a preset opens the corresponding tool with its saved presets.

Figure 15.116. The Tool Presets Dialog

The Tool Presets Dialog

7.1.1. Activating the Dialog

This dialog is a dockable dialog; see the section Section 2.3, “Dialogs and Docking” for help on manipulating it.

You can access it:

  • from the main menu: WindowsDockable DialogsTool Presets;

  • from the Tab menu in any dockable dialog by clicking on and selecting Add TabTool Presets.

7.1.2. Using the Tool Presets Dialog

This dialog comes with a list of predefined presets. Each of them has an icon representing the tool presets will be applied to and a name.

Presets can be tagged so that you can arrange presets display as you want. Please see Section 3.7, “Tagging” for more information about tagging.

Double-clicking on a preset icon opens the Tool Preset Editor.

Double-clicking on preset name allows you to edit this name.

At the bottom of the dialog appear four buttons:

  • Edit this tool preset: clicking on this button opens the Tool Preset Editor for the selected preset. The Tool Preset Editor is described in Section 7.2, “Tool Preset Editor”.

  • Create a new tool preset: before clicking on this button, you can either select an existing preset, or select a tool in Toolbox, for example the Healing Tool which is not in the presets list. A new preset is created at the top of the dialog and the Tool Preset Editor is opened. Please see Section 7.2, “Tool Preset Editor”.

  • Save the active tool options to this preset: this saves the current tool settings to the selected preset.

  • Restore this tool preset: this restores the tool settings to the values saved in the selected preset.

  • Delete this tool preset: this deletes the currently selected preset. Note that this button is disabled for the default presets that come with GIMP.

  • Refresh tool presets: If you have added a preset manually to the Tool Presets folder configured in the Folders Preferences, you have to click on this button to include it in the presets list.

7.1.3. The Tool Presets Dialog Context Menu

Right-clicking on the Presets Dialog opens a context menu where you find some commands already described with buttons: Edit tool preset, New tool preset, Save tool preset, Restore tool preset, Refresh tool presets. You also find two new commands:

Duplicate Tool Preset

Duplicate Tool Preset: this command is always disabled. It is not necessary since, as we saw above, a duplicate is automatically created when you create a new preset from an existing preset.

Copy Tool Preset Location

Copy Tool Preset Location allows you to copy the path of the selected tool preset to the clipboard.

Show in File Manager

Show in File Manager opens the location of the tool preset in the default File Manager on your system.