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New Feature Req. - Manage Layers Using Click and Drag


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I agree, but this might fall under

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Layer "folders", or the ability to organize layers in a hierarchy -- I want this too, and it depends on some major plumbing work being done. This would be a Paint.NET v4.0 level of feature. No ETA.

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Yeah, I read that thread too, yet I don't think it would require a hierarchy, but iinstead giving you the ability to use just the Layers window itself to organize using drag and drop.

The layers are already in a set order when you create them, but say you wanted to see how two layers at the bottom would look in the front of the set. Instead of constantly clicking the arrow buttons, with this feature you could just drag and drop the labels within the Layers window to where you want them in the set, like you'd do with a slide sorter in a presentation program.

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yet I don't think it would require a hierarchy, but iinstead giving you the ability to use just the Layers window itself to organize using drag and drop.
But, is this not the same as...
...ability to organize layers in a hierarchy...
...?

Yes, I believe it to be. By clicking and dragging you are organising. By organising you are therefore creating a hierarchy; you are giving precedence to one layer over another.

Regardless of semantics, I think the point pyrochild was alluding to was that this a v4.0 feature.

EDITED: added more to the abridged quote; it gives more sense to what I wrote after.

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I believe Rick meant folders by hierarchy, since by the definition of hierarchy you mentioned, you can already organize layers in a hierarchy. I'm pretty sure that this would not need the rearchitecturing planned for 4.0, since the layers are still in a linear order (i.e. not in folders).

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Well, Rick does make the distinction between 'folders' and 'hierarchical ordering', hence my absence of mention to folders.

Although, this I do agree with...

since by the definition of hierarchy you mentioned, you can already organize layers in a hierarchy.
But, in context, I went along with the notion of drag-hierarchy.
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