Re: [Gimp-user] Not moving layers


You point out a problem I may have: I resized the entire image (it’s a fantasy map) so i could extend the 
territory it covers. I thought I had resized the problematic layers to the size of the image, but maybe not. 
I’ll check, and your work around is elegant. Most of the layers in the image are transparent to one degree or 
another, and there are numerous small layers (city and other feature icons and their labels) that have to be 
moveable until their location is finalized (this is a map for a series of novels, still being written.) I may 
need to change the location or orientation of any of these depending on the demands of the story. Even the 
terrain has to be mutable to some extent. Once things are reasonably finalized I can simply merge the layers. 
Until then, I need to use your solution, or put registration marks in—maybe both!

Why this bug, or desperately necessary feature (And I think it can be considered as such—why on earth would 
you not want the ability to fix a layer in place?) has not been addressed is beyond me. Admittedly, a little 
chaos, now and then, is a good thing. It inspires creativity. However … ;^}

I remember there is some place to request new features. Must find and post in the most stridently polite 

Thanks for your help! I have only a beard to tear out, and that is both more difficult and painful than the 


On Aug 19, 2016, at 11:00 PM, Steve Kinney <admin pilobilus net> wrote:

On 08/19/2016 01:58 PM, Ross Martinek wrote:
Is there any way to lock a layer so that it cannot be inadvertently moved while working on it?

I'm not sure I know exactly what is happening on your end, as I never
had a problem like that.  When that happens, what are you doing?

As a stopgap measure, making all layers the same size as the image
canvas would at least let you put the layer back exactly where it
started, by using the Move tool and zooming in on one corner.

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