The source code of Gimp is available, you are free to do this whenever you want.

On 1/19/2011 1:36 PM, Jeremy Nell wrote:
So, are you saying that it isn't possible in Gimp? If so, then Photoshop wins this round (sadly) because such a feature because is useful and makes working a bit more streamlined and intuitive.





On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 07:27 -0500, Rob Antonishen wrote:
Because it simply isn't scriptable.

There is no way to multiselect so there is no way to delete multi
selected layers.

One could use/abuse other layer toggles by having a script delete all:
Linked or not linked layers,
Visible or non visible layers,
Trans locked or not translocked layers.

-Rob A>

On 1/19/11, Jeremy Nell<jeremyn...@gmail.com  <mailto:jeremyn...@gmail.com>>  
wrote:
>>  The ability to select multiple layers opens a rather large can of
>  worms. What happens when you paint with several layers selected?
>
>  Then Gimp simply doesn't allow you to paint (because it doesn't know
>  which layer you want).  Simple.
>
>>  If you have so many layers than it's has become tedious to delete them
>  one by one, is it because you created them by hand
>
>  Correct.  Much like most of the graphic design / illustration world (who
>  use Photoshop), layers (sometimes many many layers) are standard and
>  don't have to be justified.
>
>  If not a standard feature, why can't this, at least, be a script?
>
>
>
>  On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 12:10 +0100, Ofnuts wrote:
>
>>  On 01/19/2011 09:19 AM, Jeremy Nell wrote:
>>
>>  >  No, you can't select multiple layers.  I'm suggesting that there
>>  >  should be a way to do so (and delete them).
>>
>>
>>  The ability to select multiple layers opens a rather large can of
>>  worms. What happens when you paint with several layers selected?
>>
>>
>>  >  On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 09:16 +0100, Ofnuts wrote:
>>  >
>>  >  >  On 01/19/2011 07:03 AM, Jeremy Nell wrote:
>>  >  >
>>  >  >  >  If I select multiple layers (by, say, ctrl-clicking), I should
>>  >  >  >  have the option to drag all of them into the bin.
>>  >  >
>>  >  >
>>  >  >  But can you select multiple layers? Not as far as I know...
>>  >  >
>>  >  >
>>  >  >  >  Unless I've missed it somewhere, is there is a script enabling
>>  >  >  >  the deletion of multiple layers?
>>  >  >
>>  >  >
>>
>>
>>  If you have so many layers than it's has become tedious to delete them
>>  one by one, is it because you created them by hand or because they
>>  have been auto-generated by a script?
>>
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