Not sure I understand your desired workflow. You say when you "change
an image" the layer updates.  How do you change an image?  Outside
gimp?  It would be very possible to script some of this... For
example, if the layer name were the full path to an image, a script
command to "reload the layer" would be fairly trivial.

Possibly modifying the "load image as layers" to store the full path
as a layer parasite so a "reload image layers" command could be
implemented easily.

-Rob A>

On 6/13/09, kevin <fmw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been using GIMP for a few months now and there is a feature that
> I have wanted to have and think about every time I open up GIMP.
>
>  The feature is mainly for the possibility of having "templates". The
> idea is that you can place a layer that is a link to a certain image, so
> you can have 9 layers on top of each other and each one being an image.
> The idea is that you no longer have to "Load image as layer" every time
> you change an image because the layer would be the image and would
> update itself.
>
>  To give an example, let's say you have a template with different images
> being buttons, menus and background/foreground. You have a window open
> with all the different linked layers positioned to be how you want it on
> your site or final look. Now, when you change one of the images, you can
> see what the result will look like from looking at the window with the
> template. Benefit being speed ( you don't have to look for the file or
> any of the tedious crap ) and ease which are two things I like to think
> GIMP excels over all competitors with.
>
>  As far as the "linked layer" updating itself, that could be either
> automatic when file changes or you could have a button that auto-updates
> all layers. GIMP is pretty well written and fast, so I think it being
> automatic would be fast enough...
>
> -- I am new to mailing lists and I am not sure which mailing list I
> should send a feature request to but this one said to talk about the
> source code so I decided this one!! ( Hopefully I did everything right?
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