Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero wrote:
Would just antierase users be happy with layers masks? This feature is
ignored a lot, and I think it does the same, you hide and unhide areas
as you want, keeping the colour info. If yes, get rid of antierase.
One weak reservation I have (I mention it in case no-one else has
considered it) would be that although layer masks are fine and
beautiful and good, and XCF files are the one true GIMP
intermediate-save working-format and they save fine and intact,
one day you might be handed a (for example) raw .sgi file in RGBA
and for some reason be expected to do the resurrect-colour trick,
but to no avail.
I'm keen on both:
1) No, really, don't expect me to do that.
2) The situation is unlikely anyway.
IIRC masked commercial clip-art intended for use in printed page
layout is usually distributed in something like PSD or TIFF
format with each distinct component of a photograph ready cut-out
for you by its mask being placed in an auxilliary channel or
its vector outline being placed in a path. I can't think of a
reason for someone to be handed a foreign RGBA file known
to not be pre-multiplied, and need to resurrect its RGB data
(except out of curiosity). But...
Adam D. Moss . ,,^^ [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.foxbox.org/ co:3
busting makes me feel good
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