GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 101973
Allow hierarchical, rather than stacked, layers
Last modified: 2002-12-27 10:32:05 UTC
A suggestion: Rather than arranging layers in a stack, arrange them
hierarchically, as in a tree. Advantages to a layer tree:
+ Provides logical grouping for images with many layers.
+ Able to control the visibility of multiple layers more easily:
just change the visibility of the parent layer.
+ Eliminates the "move layer grouping" column in the layers
window, as all layers in the same group would always be
moved together when the parent layer is moved.
+ Adds the ability to add a group layer mask (simply give
the parent layer the "Mask" attribute -- see bug 101971),
and possibly eliminiate the "layer mask" concept entirely.
I find layer masks a little hard to work with because they
are always invisible, and you can't directly see the
results of edits.
If layer masks are not being used, the display would look similar to the
current stack display.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 86337 ***