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Select a layer by clicking on a non transparent pixel owned by this layer


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Today i opened a psd file which 200 layers. Paint.net is very slow then (as all layers are flatten, pdn is missing hierarchical layers), but that is another problem.

I wanted to hide some background layers and "copy merged" a selection.

It took me 10mn to find all the backgrounds layers without this tool.

In photoshop the tool exist as a property of the "move selection" tool. Ie: you must first select the move selection tool, then select "layer" in the properties toolbar.

Any way to get that for v4 ?

Will v4 be on github so we can clone and make patches ?

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What happens in the case of semi-transparent pixels layered on top of each other?

Anyhow, name your layers well. It's a good habit to develop with or without the tool and can actually eliminate the need for such an option.

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In photoshop the tool exist as a property of the "move selection" tool. Ie: you must first select the move selection tool, then select "layer" in the properties toolbar.

You can only move the active layer or a selection on it. Select the area, activate the tool and begin moving.

Will v4 be on github so we can clone and make patches ?

No. The source is NOT available.

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