Re: [Gimp-developer] [enhancement] Improved layer-visibility icons

Yeah, I use Inkscape too.  Note that with Inkscape's visibility icons, the eye-open icon has more of a visual presence to it than the eye-closed icon.  Even if you only cast a momentary glance at a Layers dialogue in Inkscape, you can tell that the darker, more obvious symbols mean a visible layer and the lighter symbols mean a hidden one.

Whereas with GIMP, if you go by simple visual weight, the current behavior is (hidden layer) < (visible layer) < (layer in hidden group) when it should be (hidden layer) < (layer in hidden group) < (visible layer).

Why should layers-in-hidden-groups get a special icon?  Indeed, if you collapse the tree then

Perhaps part of the issue is that the visibility icons are (necessarily) displayed as a flat column.  That was sufficient when GIMP could only have a flat layer stack, but now that layers can be grouped into a tree ... if there was a way to make the visibility icons nested accordingly, that might help, although it would also mean said icons are no longer in a single convenient column.

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From: rob antonishen gmail com
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 17:02:47 -0400
To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] [enhancement] Improved layer-visibility icons

Why re-invent the wheel?

Attached are Inkscape's.  Very clear.

-Rob A>

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