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Lost ability to see layers

Sep 7, 2013, 23:58
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Lost ability to see layers
I have lost the ability to see my layers. I created an image and when I open it, I can see by the text displayed at the top of the image that it has five layers. However, when I click "Open the Layers Dialog", the five layers don't show. Perhaps I've locked it somehow? It was saved as a .xcf. Am very new to GIMP. Appreciate the help. thanks
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Sep 8, 2013, 01:08 (This post was last modified: Sep 8, 2013 01:09 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Lost ability to see layers
Few things to check

- Try to open the file by double clicking the .xcf in file explorer.
-try the regular File > Open... with the .xcf
- Look at the layers dialog window, and click on the eyeball icon on each layer.
- You may have an all white or all black layer hiding the other layers.

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Sep 8, 2013, 18:28
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RE: Lost ability to see layers
that this is most likely caused by a disabled auto-follow mode of the layers dock
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Sep 9, 2013, 00:06
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RE: Lost ability to see layers
(Sep 7, 2013 23:58)Epp Wrote:  I have lost the ability to see my layers. I created an image and when I open it, I can see by the text displayed at the top of the image that it has five layers. However, when I click "Open the Layers Dialog", the five layers don't show. Perhaps I've locked it somehow? It was saved as a .xcf. Am very new to GIMP. Appreciate the help. thanks

I FOUND THE PROBLEM! There is a blank box at the very top of the Histogram - Layers tool that must be clicked. Then, the individual layers are shown. I found this totally by accident.
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