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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, a good feature request. I often have hundreds of layers, and scrolling thru them can often be quite difficult. So over to features request.


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1 hour ago, cadobir said:

I second the request for a feature to search and/or sort layers by name, type (pixel or adjustment), blend mode, etc. For my work it's critical.

This has already been requested in the Feature Requests, Suggestions and Feedback forum, which is where all feature requests should be made.


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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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