On 01/21/2013 03:10 PM, Richard Gitschlag wrote:
> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:06:41 -0500
> From: ad...@pilobilus.net
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] layers, new problem with old methods
>
> Right now I can't think of a way to improve on the existing
> "floating layer" workflow.
>

I can -- perhaps not changing the actual functionality but the manner in which it is displayed in the layer list. For example, say my layer stack is:

- C
- B
- A

Say I make/float/paste a selection using layer B.  My layer stack now displays:

- Floating selection
- C
- B
- A

Here's the problem: The floating selection is not at the "top" of the layer stack - it is actually between layers B (the source layer) and C (the layer above it). The layer stack SHOULD display:

- C
- Floating selection
- B
- A

This makes it visually clear WHICH layer the float came from.

(Or, alternatively: )

- C
- B
- - Floating selection
- A

Which is something of a group-like display, but again this makes clear which layer the float belongs to.

This is substantially my experiment, Steve - It takes simply replacing "floating selection" by "create layer group with current layer and selection above it" but I confused the issue by responding to gimp-developer rather than gimp-user. What I suggested in the developer list was

"How about automatically creating a layer group with the selection layer above a copy of the original layer?
This appears (at a quick glance) to work in nested layer groups as well. -- "

  -- Burnie


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