On Thursday 19 March 2009, Avraham Makeler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I read something in the documentation that says that each text (box?) is
> automatically placed in a new layer.
> And that's also what seems to happen in practice.
> Doesn't sound so great to me. I like being able to have multiple objects in
> a single layer. So I can show/hide a whole lot of things at once.
> Also, if you have 50 objects in a pic, do you get 50 layers...???!!!

Hi Avi, 
each object that has its own boundaries and that can be moved, transformed, 
manipulated individually, _is_ indeed an individual layer. This can indeed be 
cumbersome if you have lots of layers, but the situation will probably 
improve once layer groups etc. are available at some point in the future.

If you feel you don't need to edit or move several layer individually any 
more, you can merge them into one single layer, either by merging down[1] or 
by merging all visible[2] layers.  Note that text layers lose their special 
text layer property when merged with other (even text) layers.


[1] http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-layer-merge-down.html
[2] http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-merge-layers.html

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