>I know that saving an image as an ~.xcf file will preserve the layers.
>I've never tried to save a file with an intact history, so I may be
>wrong, but I'm not sure you can save a file with the history intact.
>I've never tried to do this, because I've never needed to, since my
>standard workflow method is that when I work on a highly complex image,
>where I anticipate that I might want to have access to the history, I
>create this history by incremental back-ups; that is, after I have layer
>1 the way I want it, I save the work, then when I get layer 2 the way I
>want it, I make second a back-up with a different name, and when I get
>layer 3 the way I want it, I make a backup with a name distinct from the
That's just it, though. I thought so, too, but the xcf file I saved only
kept the text layers intact. Everything else that was done has been lumped
together into a "background" layer, and thus I cannot seem to access the other
layers to delete.
I have, after many headaches already, adopted a similar workflow. :) Though
it is rather annoying in my creative process, I hope it will help, too.
Adam (via www.gimpusers.com)
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