iPad Designer: merge layers fails - how to do correctly? in Pre-V2 Archive of Affinity on iPad Questions Posted January 24, 2021 I posted earlier about wanting to export all of the layers of a document with *many* layers (over 100). It might be wise to consolidate like layers for my purpose, but when I try merge selected, nothing happens, and when I choose merge down (on layers which are selected) either the wrong thing happens, or I can’t see what results. What is the correct, reliable method to merge selected layers, some of which are placed images which have been cropped, their contents arranged how I like, to then instruct Designer to take all of those selected layers and merge them into one single layer? This seems very elusive, and makes me hesitant to use what could be powerful functionality. Here’s one fail example I just tried: per the help file, select layer, merge down merges with layer below. I select 6 of 7 layers, choose merge down, thinking that the selected layers will merge downward, ending with that 7th, unselected layer. Not only does that not happen, but one of the layers selected merges with something completely different and not selected at all! To me this is a major fail of what layers ought to do. I’d consider it a bug. “Merge Down” isn’t very complex language, and what ought to happen is that selected layers need to merge down with layers beneath them, unless I completely misapprehend the meanings of “merge” and “down.” Additional fail: even when I try with just 1 cropped image, or 1 image and the very next one below it, the resulting merge is not of what was selected. Could we get programmer eyes on this? What do I need to supply for such examination? As things are, I don’t believe that layers can be controlled very well.