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"Merge Visible" Problem - Layers

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Found another issue. Whenever I try to merge all visible layers, the app however build a new layer upon the current one.

Affinity Photo, Mac. v1.6.7, MacBook Air 2015.

See the attached pics.

Isn't this weird?

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Its not an issue, its by design.

 

It's called a none destructive process, so you get what you want but still have the components to do it again should you mess it up or miss something, If you really wanted to you could delete the layers used to create the merged resultant layer.


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54 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Its not an issue, its by design.

 

It's called a none destructive process, so you get what you want but still have the components to do it again should you mess it up or miss something, If you really wanted to you could delete the layers used to create the merged resultant layer.

Thanks, I now understand what's happening. The app merges all layers by building a new one, but keeps the old ones in case you need them.

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2 hours ago, kinguy said:

Thanks, I now understand what's happening. The app merges all layers by building a new one, but keeps the old ones in case you need them.

 

If you want to turn all the layers into just one layer (while deleting the other layers), go Document > Flatten. You will end up with only one layer, but it is rather destructive, so use with care!


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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