Hi,

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:07 PM, SHIRAKAWA Akira
<shirakawa.ak...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:21:59 +0200, Eduardo Barijan
> <eduwb.horizo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was thinking this time about 3 new other features that Gimp could have:
>>
>> 1 - grouping layers by folder.
>>
>> This one should help artists who does their work in a lot of layers, as
>> example, coloring characters. Then you have a folder for body, for
>> example,
>> with just the layers that you used to do lineart and color of body, etc.
>
> Yes, I too think it's a good idea that should be implemented!
> It would be even more useful if it was not only an aestethic/usability
> addition, but if expanded program functionality by providing "group
> layer masks".
>
> These "group layers masks" would work like normal masks, but with group of
> layers instead of single layers. That's one of the layer features I need
> most, as I'm an "artist" (more like "creative user", though) and I use many
> layers even with simple works, and I often need masks to affect multiple
> layers at once.
>
>> 3 - Select layers and then apply "Merge layers"
>
>> Instead of do it, for example, 5 times to merge 5 layers, it could be
>> possible to select which layers are affected and then do the command.
>
> This too, I'm surprised it's not possible to do at the time, because it's
> a logical and intuitive way to combine multiple layers together.

It is possible to do:
1. Shift-click on the visibility icon for one of the layers, to make
it the only visible layer
2. Make the other layers that you want to include visible
3. Merge Visible Layers

David
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