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Layers panel : filters and other enhancements

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For me one of the greatest UI updates from Photoshop lately has been the layers filters.


Being able to search layers by name or to show only the text layers has been a great time saver for me since it has been introduced in Photoshop.


Having something similar in Affinity Designer would help a lot.



By the way, I would love to see 2 other options related to the layers panel :

  • Always show the selected layer (removes the need to constantly use find in layers panel) ;
  • Only show the current art-board (in case of multiple art-boards, only the layers of the current art-board are visible).

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There is much better approach in Xara.     So called "names"  which are in fact an inheritable tags . So you could set whatever many tags you want for an object/layer  and then if you duplicates it the copy inherits those tags.    


So why we couldn't have something similar within AP and AD . Mac OS have it for files already.   

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Also, when right clicking a layer in layer panel, contextual options :


- Select all visible layers

- Select all layers

- Invert layers selection


And of course, talking about layers:


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