On Thursday 12 June 2008, Helen wrote:
> -I thought that with Gimp, one could save a layer as a new file,
> new picture.
> But when I click on the layer that I want to save as a separate
> picture, I don't
> see that option.
> I went googling for this before asking here, and I found a place
> that says you can add
> a plugin for this, but I don't know how to add plugins.
> So, do you knkow of a way I can just take a layer and turn it into
> a separate file?
> I'm using Gimp 2.2.10, and have already ordered SuSE 11, which will
> come with
> the latest gimp.
Hi Helen -
This discussion is exactly going on the developer list right now!
The feature is tehre, but it is imossible to find. If you tell gimp
to "save as", select a single-layered file format (like.png or .jpg),
gimp will pop a dialog warningyoiu the image willbe merged or
flattened, giving you a choice to "ignore". I fyou coose
that("ignore"), teh active layer is saved.
There is no feedback to this, and it is indeed starnge. The way I
prefer toing it is:
- pop up teh layers dialog
- drag the desired laer thumbnail to the toolbox
(gimp then creates a new image which content is the dropped
- save this new image file
- close it.
> Thanks much for any advice.
> using Linux, SuSE 10,
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