I love seeing this alignment video reemerge, I'm looking forward to easier alignment
on the canvas. Thanks for pushing for good UI for this.
I recently tried out the newest Paint.NET
and found their manipulation UI interesting.
When moving a mouse cursor out on the edge/margin of an object the courser icon changes
and rotation is possible automatically.
Could something like this be a consideration if you are wanting to keep the number of
layers of interaction (three click-cycles) down? Perhaps moving to the margin or waving
around the cursor of a selection of objects would force a hovering alignment tool to
Just putting this out there as if you need more ideas. (I haven't seen Fernando's
attachment that was scrubbed for me in the mailing list)