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Move multiple layers into layer group?

Oct 15, 2012, 00:09
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Move multiple layers into layer group?
How do I move more than one layer into a layer group at a time?
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Oct 15, 2012, 09:32 (This post was last modified: Oct 15, 2012 11:11 by rich2005.)
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RE: Move multiple layers into layer group?
(Oct 15, 2012 00:09)PaulSlocum Wrote:  How do I move more than one layer into a layer group at a time?

I was looking at this a few days ago.

The only way I found is to export selected (visible) layers.
Used this plugin http://registry.gimp.org/node/18440
also play around with shift or ctrl-click on the layer visibility icons for multiple selection.

Then merge-visible and delete. Next select the destination layer-group-folder and import (open as layers) those exported layers.

I suppose it boils down to how many layers to make this all worthwhile, 2 or 3 no, 20 or 30 maybe.

There has to be a better way.

edit: this seems to be the official way
You can put layers to be added together to a layer group by making them, them only, visible, and using the “New From Visible ” command. All visible layers, outside and inside layer groups, will be added to the active layer group.
see: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-layer-groups.html
but this is does not help me when I want the layers in a layer group, outside as regular layers.

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Oct 16, 2012, 15:37
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RE: Move multiple layers into layer group?
Thanks this is helpful. There needs to be an easier way to do this!
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