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Paste as new layer

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Quickly and easily paste into a new layer. Accessible from the Edit menu.

How to install:

  1. Right-click on the link below that says "pastenewlayer.scm". A pop-up menu should appear. Click "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." or whatever the equivalent option in your browser is.
  2. Save the file "pastenewlayer.scm" in your scripts folder. If you're not sure where your scripts folder is, you can check by opening GIMP and going to <Toolbox>/File/Preferences -> Folders -> Scripts. If more than one folder is shown, then any one of them will work.
  3. Once you have saved the file in your scripts folder, if you are already running GIMP, either click <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts, or just close and reopen GIMP.
  4. If you have done this correctly, the script will appear in the menu under <Image>/Edit/Paste as/New Layer. If this menu item is not there, try clicking <Toolbox>/Xtns/Script-Fu/Refresh Scripts. If it's still not there, make sure the file is in your scripts folder and that the filename ends with ".scm", not ".txt" or ".scm.txt" or something.
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I was about to sing your praises. What on earth were the developers thinking leaving out Paste New Layer??? And here was a plug-in to solve all my problems, except it didn't work! And the problem is not me. It says that it leaves undo function in an inconsistent state. Could someone please fix this? Pretty please?

What GIMP version are you using? You might want to upgrade, as it looks like this is now a standard feature as of 2.6.
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