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Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.

Jun 25, 2012, 09:43 (This post was last modified: Jun 25, 2012 14:45 by Clips.)
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Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
Hi, I have some questions and suggestions.

I've noticed a glitch, when changing between open projects (sets of layers) the layer tab doesn't change i.e., the layers
from the first project appear in the second. I correct this by clicking on the layers in each project and changing project
tabs until the correct set of layers appears. I just worry if I save a project without making sure the correct layers are
visible. I might create a duplicate and lose a project.

I'm not sure if auto scrolling layers tab is a glitch but I can't figure out how to turn it on or off. It seems to happen
randomly. I need to detach and reattach the layers tab to stop the scrolling.

A select all/select none (view all/view none) option in the layers tab would save unchecking all individually. It would be a
great option when working with so many layers and layer groups.

I'd like all tabs to remember their previous size and location, or an option to lock size and location, so that it will always
open in the place and size you set for that tab. (edit layer attributes seems to open different places, but not where I
last had the window positioned or sized). Maybe there is already a way to do this and I just haven't found it yet.

I use FileBox eXtender all the time on my laptop and online to view and work in more than one window at a time, but it
doesn't appear in all GIMP windows. Is there a way to enable FileBox eXtender in GIMP? or possibly just add a "pin
window" option to all GIMP windows/tabs?

The ability to shuffle main tabs window (project/image tabs) like a browser window would enable me to open a layer
set and place the tab next to the project I'm working on and select just the frames I need from that set to copy into the
project. As it is they open from left to right and are fixed. Because frame sets look very similar I need to read and
remember the name each time to make sure I'm working on the right layer set. If I could just move the layer set next
to the project I'm working on it would save me opening and closing layer sets and save a lot of time.

If I copy a layer group of individually named and numbered layers, and paste in a new project, the numbers are
changed by GIMP (so that numbers aren't repeated) meaning I need to rename each layer. If I drag the layer group to
a new project (which is a great feature) the numbers are not changed, but then I have to remove the layers from the
copied layer group file one by one (the same happens if I open as layers), and it's not possible copy a layer group
to new image like an image to new image. Is there a way to cancel the layer group file but keep all the layers once
the group has been copied to the new project?

I would like to be able to select whether to allow GIMP to rename copied images/layers/layer groups, or to be asked to
create a new name each time a copy is created (or the names for all the copies to be created at one time when
selecting to copy).

I would also like the option of pasting copies in reverse order, that's probably the biggest difference between GIMP
and animation programs but I don't see why it couldn't be an option added to GIMP.

I'm not sure if anyone else uses GIMP like this so maybe I should explain better what I do. I create a number of layer
groups or "frames". Each frame has a set of adjustable/editable components. Once the frames are finished I make a
new from visible "photo" of each frame which then needs to be removed to a new project and saved (so that the
frames can be edited again) before being copied again later into the final project. I do that again and again to create
a few seconds of animation.

Maybe there are better programs to use for what I do, (any suggestions?) but what I like about GIMP is that it is able to
be edited to suit any user and I'm pretty sure I could edit GIMP to include at least some of the features I have
mentioned (although it would take me a long time). But I'm not going to attempt to do that until I know GIMP inside
out, I don't want to make changes only to find out later that my changes deleted my "GIMPsuperbrush" when I didn't
even know I had a "GIMPsuperbrush"....if you know what I mean.

Some of these things probably don't make much difference for most GIMP users. GIMP is not intended for creating
600+ layers at a time right? I guess I'm pushing GIMP, (and my computer) and maybe I am using the wrong program for
what I'm doing. I'm pretty new to this, but I like GIMP and can create great animations in GIMP. There are just a few
little "bugs" that could be improved to make GIMP more versatile and make working in GIMP more enjoyable.

I'm sure there is someone much more capable of making changes than I am, I just wonder if anyone else would find
these changes useful.

Any thoughts?ts?ghts?

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Jun 25, 2012, 14:46
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
Your random line breaks make your post a real eye strain....

To answer some of your wishes: visibility/links icon can be set/reset globally by shift-clicking one of them (but there is a bug in 2.8.0 that prevent this from working, should be back with next batch of fixes).

I have a python script to create a reversed stack of visible layers on top of the existing ones, see mirror-layers here; http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-too...s/scripts/ (adds a "Mirror layers" entry at the bottom of the "Image" menu.)(if you are in animation you can also have a look at "interleave-layers" at the same place, with documentation here: http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.net/tools.shtml )

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Jun 25, 2012, 15:01
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
Hi ofnuts,
Thanks for the reply and the links, I'll check them out
"Your random line breaks make your post a real eye strain...."
Yeah I noticed, I hit Post instead of Preview and you replied before I finished editing.
Won't happen again Wink

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Jun 25, 2012, 15:23
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
Shift-clicking is working fine on my version, I just didn't know about it. It would be nice if it worked within layer groups though.

Thanks again.

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Jun 28, 2013, 00:53
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
I just started seeing the bug where the layers panel will not stop auto-scrolling. Did you ever find a solution? I have not found much when Googling the problem, so any help you can provide would be great. Thanks!
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Jun 28, 2013, 08:07
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
If you switch to another panel, like Undo (and possibly scroll it), and then go back to Layers then it should stop scrolling.
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Jun 29, 2013, 02:38
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RE: Hi I'm new and I have some questions and suggestions.
Okay, I will try that the next time it happens. Thanks!
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