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Support nested layers (folders)


It would be nice to have a treeview kind of layer thing. Our gui guy has so many layers that I'd like to be able to select the folders as visible or invisible.
Closed Apr 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM by taoyue


taoyue wrote Mar 21, 2015 at 7:19 PM

The PSD Plugin can already read nested layers. It is Paint.NET that does not have nested layers. That's why the plugin has to flatten out the layer hierarchy.

You might consider going to the Paint.NET forums and asking for this feature.

By the way, I mentioned this a couple of years ago to the author of Paint.NET. It's been on his to-do list for years. The problem is that his to-do list is very long. Paint.NET does not currently have partial layers, so an image with a high layer count wastes a lot of memory. Since nested layers tend to come with a high layer count, the two problems are related.

On the other hand, RAM is pretty cheap these days. I've loaded 1000-layer PSD files into Paint.NET. It's entirely possible for an image to have a lot of layers, but not be too large in dimension. The problem of nested layers might be able to stand independently from the problem of partial layers.