On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 04:53 +0200, Brett wrote:
> I don't know if the developers planned it or decided to take it out. but in
> the earlier dev versions of gimp before the single widow mode XD, when layer
> folders was first introduced their was the ability to add a layer mask to that
> folder.. .. I know probably that it was unplanned feature because gimp treated
> the folder like a layer.

That is because the folder *is* a layer.

>  but in the recent builds of gimp the ability to add a
> layer mask to the folder has been taken out taken out. *heart attack*

I disabled layer mask creation on groups because it's not finished
and crashes badly in some situations. Plus, it's not trivial to fix
and I was distracted by other hacks.

> however loading the saved gimp file of a drawing that i coloured in gimp
> using the layer masks on folder loaded flawlessly and not only that i could
> still edit the mask... so it's not like um asking for a new feature but
> enabling something that's already there just probably not thought of using in
> that way.

Of course we thought about it. The group is just a layer and will have
all a layer's features apart from editing its pixels.

> I think that it's a must have feature,  and one that I'll dearly miss if it
> never comes back in. so i was wandering what people had to say on this.
> i might try and get in contact with the devs to see whats going on.

The feature is completely there, just the GUI to create the mask is
blocked. It will be there in the final 2.8 release.


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