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When I put a Selection box around several layers, how can all layers inside be select

Aug 31, 2012, 09:01 (This post was last modified: Aug 31, 2012 09:07 by cowmilk.)
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When I put a Selection box around several layers, how can all layers inside be select
Due to my familiarity with Inkscape, I did this in Gimp. I chose the Select tool ( R ) and selected several images in one column. I thought, that I would see all the boxed-in layers selected for easy duplication, but nope.

So how can I quickly/easily select a box-full of layers at once, a la Inkscape?

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Aug 31, 2012, 09:40
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RE: When I put a Selection box around several layers, how can all layers inside be select
You have to remember Gimp is a raster application so you are not dealing with vector objects, it is pixels you are copying. You can see in your image that you are trying to select a much larger area than the layer you are on.

It can be done in Gimp 2.8, Make a layer group and add all those small layers to it. You can drag in the layers dialog.

Make sure you are on that layer group and make your selection. You will have to hide any of the sub layers you do not require. Dont try and paste into one of those small layers, make a new transparent layer on the top.
screen shot of the layer group http://i.imgur.com/r7Kkp.jpg

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Aug 31, 2012, 09:47
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RE: When I put a Selection box around several layers, how can all layers inside be select
Thanks, rich2005. I upgraded from Gimp 2.6.x to 2.8.2 and it just works!

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