Hi David, gimpusers,

>>>> Is it possible to copy a "layer mask" from one layer to another layer?
>>> Yes, make it so that you are editing the layer mask on both, then
>>> select all and Copy from one and Paste to the other.
>> I was going to ask, "What if the layers are different images?", but I
>> just tried it, and only the layer mask was copied/pasted.
>> I just became aware of Edit > Buffer, and I see the layer mask in the
>> Buffers Dialog too.  Do Gimp users use the Buffer a lot?  I seems like
>> a nice little work area repository.

> 'the buffer'? Do you mean the Buffers mechanism and dialog (as opposed
> to simple Copy/Paste)?

It's located under Edit > Buffer.

It came to my attention when I was viewing, "Grokking the GIMP".

I haven't gotten the logistics down on how to use it.

> Not that I've ever heard of. It's nice in theory, I think the need
> to name buffers impedes the usability in practice. A limited amount
> of numbered buffers that you may *optionally* name seems more usable
> to me.


>> I'm trying to think of all the various things I may want to copy.
>> Paths and Channels comes to mind. I see on the Path Dialog, on the
>> right-click, there is Copy Path and Paste Path. But there isn't
>> something similar on the Channels Dialog. I'm still trying to get a
>> stronger understanding of Paths and Channels, so maybe there wouldn't
>> be a need to copy/paste a Channel.  But, if there were, how would you
>> do it?
> Just like any other drawable. Make it active (eg click on it in the
> channels dialog), Copy, make the one you want to paste to active,
> Paste.


Thank you.


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