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Auto Layer Numberer (sp?) and Auto Layer Multiplier request.


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I hope this hasn't been suggested already, I used search and I found nothing.

I was making an animated cursor with lots of layers, and I wanted to know where the middle frame of the animation was. To do so, I had to number each layer. Fun! Wouldn't it be more practical if you could automatically number layers from top to bottom or from bottom to top?

For another creation, I needed lots of the same layers, and I had to duplicate it again and again and again. Wouldn't it be much easier to right click a layer, click on "Auto multiplication" and choose the number of layers duplicates that I want?

Would this be easy-ish to implement, or would it be a pain in the potato ( :wink: )?

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Not exactly something that people would need outside of making animations. And Paint.NET isn't intended to be an animation editor. A lot of code and screen real estate would be required for a feature that will not benefit very many users.

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A lot of code and screen real estate would be required for a feature that will not benefit very many users.

About the auto multiplication thing I agree with Rick, but as for the numbering the layers It would be a nice implementation even is the numbers were in the corner, a really simple numeration.

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I understand about the layer multiplicator, but just a simple numbering would really help I think. I get lost after 30+ layers, especially if they're very similar. It's like trying to count how many wheat grains there are there are in a wheat field. Except it's much easier. Nonetheless, it's pretty hard and confusing.

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Number / name them as you create them then...

Seems to make sense to me :)

True, but it would be easier if it was automatic. Unless this is added sometime in the future, we'll just have to live with this. Its just a couple more seconds of our lives to name layers what we want them though.

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It does mean that the layers are more easily rememberable (is that a word?) though.

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Well, it's easy that way, but when you start with an existing .pdn or something and you have lots of non-numbered layers, numbering them can be pretty confusing -- you get to the 30th layer to find out that you have two "3" layers and that you have to redo them all :x . I'm not sure numbering them would be that much of an annoyance.

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