>In my opinion, a better solution to the "copy visible to new layer"
>functionality would be to add an option to Merge Visible Layers which
>would retain the original visible layers. This approach would seem
>more intuitive and would not entail an additional menu command. It
>would also be more flexible because the newly created layer wouldn't
>need to be the image size (the user would have available the
>expansion/clipping options of Merge Visible).
seems a good alternative
my main objection on this alternative is that is not ready but a project to be
realized in a future and that will require some developer offering his time to
realize it,maybe subtracting that time to more relevant task.
while the script is ready and was already tested by many
>This approach would seem
>more intuitive and would not entail an additional menu command.
Not sure if that will be a advantage the addition of new option there may be
easy overlooked while a menu command as "copy visible and add as new layer" is
so clear that i believe can't be misunderstood
Avoid to overcrowd the menu is good but i see this as a basic feature that many
may search ,if so may be better clearly labeled in the place where most likely
will be searched
as in the Edit menu,after "copy" and "copy the visible"
( Nevertheless a extra option for merge layer.should not harm .but again will
be a work to be done by someone in a future ,while the script-fu is ready)
About add border i never noticed a 3d effect or others that are not present
also in the alternate version.but i will check better
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