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Bug 101973 - Allow hierarchical, rather than stacked, layers
Allow hierarchical, rather than stacked, layers
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 86337
Product: GIMP
Classification: Other
Component: General
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: GIMP Bugs
Daniel Egger
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-12-26 02:13 UTC by Craig Lawson
Modified: 2002-12-27 10:32 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Craig Lawson 2002-12-26 02:13:28 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.
Comment 1 Sven Neumann 2002-12-27 10:32:05 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 86337 ***