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iPad: See Layer in Isolation – like Option-Click

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Hi,

 

In Photo for iPad, what is the equivalent of Option-Clicking a layer, to (in audio terms) 'Mute' all the other layers temporarily?

I.e., to visually isolate a layer's display.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

- pbass

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Hi pbass,
As far as i know there's no way to isolate a layer in the iPad version other than hiding all other layers in the Layers Studio. The ⌥ (option/alt) modifier isn't working with a wireless keyboard/ Apple Smart Keyboard as far as i can tell since keyboard shortcuts weren't fully implemented in the iPad version yet.

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Thanks MEB.

 

Boy, that is a feature I use constantly, on desktop. :^/

It's the quickest way to compare your work to your original;

and lets you compare the current histogram to the original.

 

I would really like layer isolation to be available on iPad,

even when no keyboard is attached.

 

Audio mixing desks/boards (which let you blend tracks or channels – like layers) 

have an isolation feature called Solo – there's usually a button labeled with an 'S', on each channel strip.

That'd be massively helpful for Layers.

 

Cheers,

 

- pbass

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6 minutes ago, MEB said:

Yes, it's quite useful i agree. I'm moving this thread to the iPad Feature Requests section.

I appreciate it! Saves me the trouble.

 

cheers,

 

- pbass

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Maybe you could include the idea of an 'S' (for 'Solo') button in the Layers panel –

or perhaps 'I' (for isolate), would be more appropriate.

 

Thanks,

 

- pbass

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1 hour ago, Nighternet said:

Since there is no keyboard, why not to add a solo icon to the layer menu?

Yes, some kind of icon on the Layers palette would be great.

Only a minority of graphics people keep a keyboard connected to their iPad – otherwise most of us would just use a laptop.

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17 minutes ago, pbass said:

Yes, some kind of icon on the Layers palette would be great.

Only a minority of graphics people keep a keyboard connected to their iPad – otherwise most of us would just use a laptop.

Keyboard connected to iPad is an oxymoron. It simply creates an inferior laptop. Get a laptop with the detachable touch screen. The reason it's sold is just the gadget madness.

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This has been possible for some time now on iPad. Within each layer's ... menu you have the option to solo the layer. I use it all the time to before/after my retouches in Photo.


iPad Pro 12.9 3rd Gen/Mac Mini, in that order

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As stated above this feature has been available for a very long time.


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12 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

there is no news on this popular feature request, sorry.

 

10 hours ago, wgphoto said:

This has been possible for some time now on iPad.

 

7 hours ago, Paul Mudditt said:

As stated above this feature has been available for a very long time.

So @Patrick Connor was right, in a way. There is no news on this popular feature because it’s been available for so long that it isn’t exactly news! :P


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