On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 2:35 AM, Debbie Miller <deb...@cox.net> wrote:
> I created a image using a few layers. It has a background, text and image
> layer. I saved the image with the xcf extension and then exported it to a
> png so I could use it on my website.
> I need to change the text on the original image. When I open the image xcf
> file I dont see any layers. There is only one layer and I cannot edit just
> the text.
Are you sure you have not reopened the png file and saved it as XCF
over the original XCF file, thus overwritting your work?
> I have tried searching for the answers but cannot find anything to help me
> edit and original image. I opened the file by using the open layers choice.
Well you can't find this because that's not supposed to happen. If you
saved your work when you had your layers, then they should be here
when you reopen the XCF file. GIMP does not ever squash layers
together by itself. You have to explicitly do it in the layer list
("merge down" feature, which is not even that easy to find! This is in
the contextual menu of the layers, or the "Layer" menu) for this to
happen. So you should be able to edit your text layer, as you expect.
Or do you remember having merged your layers at some point?
In your case, I don't know what happened, but I feel there has been a
bad manipulation somewhere. Maybe as said before, you opened the png
file and overwrote the XCF. I don't know.
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