> There are too many things to tell when creating a new layer and and an
> important one is missing....
> In my experience with Gimp, I haven't got that many use cases:
> - Fill: layer is either transparent, or filled with the background color
> - Size: layer is image sized, or the same size as the current layer
> - Position (missing in current dialog): layer is at 0,0 (image sized) or
> overlaps current layer
> IMHO: asking for a size in the layer dialog is pointless, because
> usually you cannot tell the size in pixels in advance (and when you can
> you also have a position in mind...). In real life you create an
> image-sized layer and crop it later using its contents as a reference.
> If we can skip the dialog then we have shortcuts for instant layer
> creation, especially for the three most used:
> * image-sized filled with background color
> * image-sized and transparent
> * copy of the active layer, transparent
> You can always fill/crop/name the layer afterwards so no functionality
> is lost.
> A penny for your thoughts
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