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Bug 795011 - Allow more functions on layer groups, e.g. erasing
Allow more functions on layer groups, e.g. erasing
Product: GIMP
Classification: Other
Component: General
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: GIMP Bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-05 19:41 UTC by Michael B.
Modified: 2018-05-24 19:26 UTC
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GNOME target: ---
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Description Michael B. 2018-04-05 19:41:53 UTC
I created a layer group for the purpose of using single strokes of the eraser tool to simultaneously apply the same fractional erase percentage to the same areas of two layers, and was told that "painting on layer groups" wasn't possible.

Although it makes sense that with various image editing capabilities, there could be too many possible operation combinations to guarantee deterministic results when applied to a layer group, an action performed with a simple tool like the eraser should be able to be iteratively applied to each layer in the group as long as certain constraints are met.

Applying such limitations in more situations than necessary seems overkill if it is merely an artifact of current implementation details.
Comment 1 Michael Natterer 2018-04-05 20:43:05 UTC
It's not "restrictive" if we didn't put a lot of effort into implementing
something that doesn't exist :)

But right, a lot of stuff could be possible on groups that currently isn't.
Comment 2 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-24 19:26:06 UTC
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