> > Ok, but, when you merge, do you not lose the ability to go back and fix > > something that you might decide needs adjusting? > Yes, which is why you don't merge until. you're absolutely sure that > everything you're merging is to your satisfaction. And if there are a > couple of layers which you're not quite certain about yet, one can merge > the layers below those, and still reduce the file size. I haven't > explored this yet, and may be wrong, but it might just be that if there > is one small area that needs a fix, that one can make a layer just big > enough to manage the fix, rather than making the layer the full size of > the image. One thing that might reduce the size of the file a bit, is > that if there is only a small bit of something that needs fixing, to make > > > I would thing that layers in an xcf file would only represent > > references to adjustments and the underlying file > I think a better visualization of layers is to consider them like an > overlay on a projector, and that the layer containing the change is > independent of the layer to which the change relates, until the two are > merged together. > > I'm just a-wonderin' why the xcf files grow so large. > > > I suspect that becuase you have a number of layers all the same size as > the image.
Also the size of the file will grow even larger when you start to use layer masks. Norman _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user