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I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.

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I'll add my vote to batch renaming layers.

 

 

I often have layers like:

 

[folder]

t02.1_g01_s05_over

t02.1_g01_s04_over

t02.1_g01_s03_over

t02.1_g01_s02_over

...

 

[folder[

t02.1_g01_s05

t02.1_g01_s04

t02.1_g01_s03

t02.1_g01_s02

...

 

Having to do this in one file is ok, but at the moment I'm working on a yearly batch of interactive projects for which I get hundreds of files I have to prepare for incorporating into the projects.

 

Setting a base name and renaming all layers in one go would be a massive time saver. Sequential naming even better. A bit like having "a better finder rename" inside designer.  You could indeed use an external app and rename after exporting but that becomes a nightmare if you have to go back and change something to re-export.

 

 

Bert

 

 

 

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My layer names are more complex, but I need the same functionality. I have to do a fair amount of FPO photography of may items in a single shot, then separate the items to their own layers. But I still need to refer back to the original photo for every one of them, and I want iterative names like "Red dots 1",  "Red dots 32", and so on. Batch renaming would make my life much easier and enable me to move more of my workflow to Affinity software.

 

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I too could really use an efficient way to batch-rename or batch-edit layer names. I often have to import a group of photographs of the same subject or the same type of subject into a master document. Those photos may be moved up and down the layer stack, or dispersed all over the master document. I have to be able to track them. Better yet, when I have more than 25 layers, I need to be able to search them, by name, content type, or attributes such as blend mode.

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