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Affinity Designer - Search or Sort Layers

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Hello,

I have a situation where I have ~650 layers, all well named that I need to search through quickly to hide/show for different permutations of an image. Is there a way I can either sort the layers alphabetically to find them more easily or search for them.

Thanks.

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Hi @Oshawk,

 

Unfortunately, we do not have a search feature for the layers panel. Sorting the layers alphabetically would not be possible either :( It would be more of a manual search. 

 

Thanks,

Gabe. 

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@GabrielM ok, I ended up exporting the file to an SVG and then used the search functionality in Inkscape. I would really like this feature or at least some scripting support so I could implement it myself as I will probably need to use it a lot in the future. Thanks.

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Yes please! Search/Sort Layers 

Search by layer type (pixel, group, vector, mask, adjustment filter, live filter)
Search by blend mode
Search by name/layer description
Search locked/unlocked layers
Search visible/hidden layers
Search all layers with "x" FX applied to them
Search by opacity level
 

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On 4/5/2018 at 2:02 PM, Oshawk said:

I have a situation where I have ~650 layers, all well named that I need to search through quickly to hide/show for different permutations of an image. Is there a way I can either sort the layers alphabetically to find them more easily or search for them.

+1

I am in exactly the same situation. A search feature would be more than useful.

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