I happen to publish a lot of my amateur photography. 90% of my pictures go from darktable GIMP, the latter is especially used for slight skin-healing and some dodge-and-burn. The GIMP doesn’t have a “signature” workflow, so I do that in darktable, where I saved a text, font, color, position and size as standard-setting.
Sometimes I need to turn the signature upgight, because I dont want to “tattoo” my name on the skin of a model - I need to cram my name-tag sideways and upright. For a reason that I can’t understand, there is no “lock” at 90°. I can spin the text around, but fixing it at 90° is pretty much impossible. Can you please add a “lock” or “notch” at that angle?
Sometimes I will be asked to deliver print-files, so I have to get rid of the signature. Unluckily I added that in darktable, so I have to get back to dt, export the file without signature and reproduce every step in the GIMP afterwards. It would be easier, if I could “sign” my photos in the GIMP (with a dedicated signature-tool, not using the text-window everytime from scratch). This way I’d save a “print” and a “signed” JPG.
You may say “oh Stefan, if you keep every XCF, the work can be easily reproduced”, but have you ever seen the sheer size of those XCF-files? I work on a notebook and I connect that to some external hard-drives in order to do back-ups. I skip the XCF format because it is too heavy on the disk-space, so I’d rather save two JPGs than a XCF plus JPG.