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Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?

Jul 2, 2013, 07:34
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Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
Hey guys, i bumped into problem with is, my gimp 2.8.6 makes majority normal layers turn into text layers..
Even if i "discard text information" from layer..and then save it as .xcf it doesnt help! Same layers appear as text layers when i open that .xcf
Its not a big deal but it really slows me down when im working with layers..
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Jul 2, 2013, 11:33 (This post was last modified: Jul 2, 2013 11:44 by NewUser.)
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
http://wikisend.com/download/782382/Untitled.xcf

here there is 1background layer.. and 1layer that is as text.. you select it and "discard text from layer" save it and try open it again. And you will see the point.
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Jul 2, 2013, 11:44
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
updated my previous post..
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Jul 2, 2013, 12:18
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
Is it not just a layer size issue?
The text layer is 2x139 pixels. When resized to a legible size (fonts and colours changed so I could see it) then converted it saves and opens as expected.

[Image: 8CE22XY.jpg]

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Jul 2, 2013, 12:52
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
I basically that means - "remove text information" button doesnt do anything! Because i click it.. i save .xcf. I load .xfc and i still get layer looking like text layer. Can you try it yourself?
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Jul 2, 2013, 13:15 (This post was last modified: Jul 2, 2013 13:20 by rich2005.)
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
That is what I did. Look at that green text, It was a text layer from your image, it is now a regular transparent layer with a bitmap of your text.
What do expect 'remove text information' to do? The text information means that you can transform a text layer, rotate, scale, skew and at a later date get that editable text back. You lose all the transforms in the process but the 'text' is back to 'text'. Remove text information dumps that 'revert' data and you get a regular layer.

The problem you have, is a screwed up 2 pixel wide layer where gimp can not convert the text to a bitmap

If you do not want to see any layer, text or otherwise toggle the visibility icon on the left of the layer.

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Jul 2, 2013, 17:38
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
A bug it is, but looking at the OP's example file it looks like he is trying to hide the text layer by resizing it to nothing
That yellow stripe is the text layer.

[Image: leHYO56.jpg]

If you put the text layer back to its natural size, text options dynamic box / fixed box. You see the text, grey on grey.

[Image: qBsnk5h.jpg]

Now 'discard text information' reduces it to a regular layer.

[Image: nAMNpsn.jpg]

Save it and load it and the layer is a regular layer, not a text layer. Except in this case, half of it is off the canvas. I hope the OP does not have too many like this.

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Jul 3, 2013, 06:29 (This post was last modified: Jul 3, 2013 07:07 by NewUser.)
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
I was not trying to hide the text.. i was probably duplicating the layers.. and then changing its needed width and height.. in this case a 2px wide layer..

Usually i try not to duplicate text layers, but mistakes happen.. i ussually duplicate layer, change height, width.. and so even it was text layer it should be not because i put color, different height width..

And in this case "discard text information" button did nothing! So it is a bug. Well it is annoying since somehow i have like 50text layers like that..
I think they all happened at one time, like from too much use of program, or by "edit/undo" usage! At same time all boxes shrunk by 1/3rd.. (choose color window boxes)

[Image: NBw0exa.png]

These color boxes stay shrunk even if i resize them and restart gimp afterwards..
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Jul 3, 2013, 07:28
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
The problem with text layers in this case were that false text layers were showing in layer window as text layers - which means i had problem visually seeing what is real text layers and what is not. Its just time consuming for me... oh well, at least i tried by writine new thread about this. Smile
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Jul 3, 2013, 09:49
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RE: Layers turn into text layers. How to fix it?
(Jul 3, 2013 09:22)ofnuts Wrote:  "False" text layers? You mean layers that never were text and are displayed as such?

Yes.. because i just dont have a habit to duplicate text layer and make it like a 2px border or some other graphical layer with gradients and stuff.. i cant just record my monitor and everything i do to capture where the problem lies.. but i have a feeling is where if i undo like 20-30steps back(yes i do that because it is useful!) and then do more graphic stuff..

Today i also got upset on gimp(various but important reasons) and went back to check out photoshop.. found out they will only rent their programs by 50usd/month.. so it just makes me want for gimp to become better and better!
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