On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 08:28:38AM +0100, David Neary wrote:
> Carol Spears wrote:
> > if i try to "New Layer" a floating layer that has been pasted onto a
> > mask, gimp refuses with an error message.
> This is not new behaviour.
fairly new. there is no way that i did not make that mistake ever with
> > for my limited understanding of the reason for floating layers to still
> > exist, this behavior tells me that the need for them has gone.
> This is the only behaviour which justifies floating selections,
> > if gimp
> > can tell the difference between a drawable or an image
> Actually, it's the difference between a GimpLayer and a
> GimpLayerMask (which are both drawables).
yes, and gimp can see the difference. the last time i asked, they
explained the logic in that the difference couldnt be seen by gimp.
> > can floating layers go away now? the arguments for them have ceased to
> > have meaning.
> What UI do you suggest?
> 1) If we are pasting a selection which was made from a layer then
> create a new layer
> 2) If we are pasting a selection which was made from a mask or a
> channel, create a floating selection, but don't display it in the
> layers dialog, and only allow anchor selection
> Does that sound like what you would like to happen?
nope, more like if you are pasting onto a layer then a new layer is
created (Edit -->Paste). and if you are pasting onto a layer mask then
it lands itself on the mask area. both cases, floating layers are not
for those who will miss floating layers, you could add
Edit -->Paste Float as a menu option.
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