Re: [Gimp-user] Replication Array Layer

If anyone's willing to break away from GIMP and their GNU-based roots, and
spawn off a fork of GIMP to a new named tool (Impro might be nice "Image
Professoinal"), then I'll be more than happy to contribute to that product.

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 8:38 AM, Rick C. Hodgin <rick c hodgin gmail com>

I'll have to look at it.  It doesn't quite look like what I have in mind.

I'm thinking there needs to be a new layer type created, which isn't just
a regular layer, but is a modifier layer.  That modifier layer can receive
parameters where things from other layers can be linked into it, and then
acted upon by operations, such as you link a rectangle from layer A, rotate
it 90 degrees, decrease its scale by 30%, and move it to these X,Y
coordinates.  And then any time content from that rectangle in layer A
changes, those changes are reflected in the modifier layer through the

In that way, modifier layers perform operations to derive content for
display on their layer, or possibly to publish the content they modify onto
another layer.

It basically creates a worker layer that performs operations on content
without actually baking them into the bits, but rather generating them from
source bits through operations, and then using the generated portion, but
in a way that by altering the operation stack, or changing the original
source bit data, the changes push through to everywhere they are referenced.

A whole set of features could be added to the modifier layer, not the
least of which is the array modifier I mention.  But every operation we
have today could be added, and they could be performed in a stack upon that
original content source from another layer, or from a selected portion from
another layer.

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 4:55 AM, Ofnuts <ofnuts gmx com> wrote:

On 30/12/16 02:02, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:

GIMP needs to add a feature which allows an area to be selected and
into a new layer, and then that area is replicated onto other layers (or
multiple times into another single layer), such that when changes are
to the originating layer, those changes are reflected everywhere.

In Blender, this is known as an array modifier:

GIMP needs a feature like this which can exist in modifier form, or be
"baked" into the image with the modifier being applied.

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

Maybe what you need is interleave-layers: http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.

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