Thanks for the response.
>> I expected all of the visible layers to simply be moved
>> as separate layers into the layer group.
> In that case you need to create a new group layer. You also need GIMP
> 2.8 for that.
I am running 2.8.14
Perhaps I was too vague in my original question; I'll try to clarify.
I have tried it both ways:
1a. Create new group layer (Layer/New Layer Group)
1b. Layer/New from Visible.
This creates an additional new layer as a sublayer of the group
layer created in 1a, containing the visible layers I wanted as
sublayers, all flattened into the new sublayer as a single layer.
The original layers are still present and independent at the top level.
2a. Layer/New from Visible
This creates a new independent layer containing the visible layers I
wanted as sublayers, flattened into the new layer as a single
layer. The original layers are still present and independent at the
In neither case are the existing layers moved to become sublayers.
> Look at the Layer menu closely and at the small toolbar in the bottom
> of the Layers dockable palette.
I don't see anything there that is not also available via the layers menu.
There's a new layer button equivalent to Layer/New Layer, and there's a
new group button equivalent to Layer/New Layer Group. Plus the up, down,
duplicate, anchor, and trashbin. Should I be seeing something additional?
still searching for a convenient solution...
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