Well I am glad to hear that it is relatively easy but unfortunately I 
haven't gotten into scripting with gimp at all... Although, this is 
definitely going to push me to learn it so I can get this feature ( and 
various other reasons ). But, as a feature, I still think it would be a 
helpful add especially for web developers to have a button that just 
creates a linked layer for them quickly and easily.

 Thanks for your response and I am already looking at sites w/ tutorials 
and reading up on this... I know several programming languages, so I am 
hoping that will help me out while learning this scripting language >,<.

On 6/13/09, Rob Antonishen <rob.antonis...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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