On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Ofnuts wrote:

>> So you see my problem is NOT to unlearn Photoshop as someone said. I have
>> the time and capacities to adjust a program to my needs, provided the
>> program can send me the right information. Can I get the information
>> needed? I meant the program knows what tool is selected or if there is a
>> layer mask, or what layer is below my cursor. Can I have access to that
>> information?
> Your problem is still to unlearn Photoshop. Here you are focusing on one
> specific task, but differences are all over the place. Gimp is not a
> Photoshop clone, it is an image editing application on its own right, with
> its own ways. You are going to spend a lot more time coding than Gimping.
> For what it's worth, you would  not be the first to try, and there used to
> be a a Gimp fork called GimpShop (don't use the version you'll find of the
> web, since the project has been hijacked and is now mostly a vector for
> malware).
> Maybe you should stick to Photoshop. Or maybe you should use Gimp which I
> have heard is somewhat easier to script, so maybe you can handle your 500
> layers in very different ways if you look at the problem from a Gimp
> perspective.

Personally, I have a problem understanding your response.

John asked a very specific question and outlined the exact features
he's missing to get his job done. No amount of unlearning Photoshop
will get GIMP to send the data that he needs. Those are completely
orthogonal things.

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