Is There a Way to Underline Your Words in GIMP?

Written by luther blissett
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GIMP is a popular freeware photo and image editing suite that runs on the Unix, OS X and Windows operating systems. GIMP offers a number of photo and image editing tools previously only available to users of costly professional-grade software suites. Despite the fact that GIMP is available free of charge, a whole host of up-to-date support documentation is available directly from the developers that provides detailed and helpful information on how to use the tools included with the software.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch the GIMP program.

  2. 2

    Load a document by selecting "Open" from the file menu and navigating to the document's location on the hard drive.

  3. 3

    Select the "Pencil" tool by clicking on the pencil icon on the left hand side of the screen.

  4. 4

    Click directly below the text that you want to be underlined.

  5. 5

    Press and hold the "Shift" key.

  6. 6

    Drag the full length of the text with the mouse while simultaneously holding down the "Shift" key.

  7. 7

    Release the "Shift" key to complete the underlining process.

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