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Ungroup GroupLayer

Ungroup a GroupLayer, by moving all children to the same level as the parent. Run this on each GroupLayer to flatten the layer tree back into a layer stack.

If somehow I forget to update the script in this page, check also:

SpriteSheet from Layer Groups

1) To install, copy SpriteSheetGroups.scm to {GIMP-HOME}\share\gimp\2.0\scripts\SpriteSheetGroups.scm
2) Either close Gimp and re-open, or simply select menu: Filters > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts
3) Load your images via File > Open as layers (select all the images you want to in the spritesheet)
4) Run menu option Filters > Sprite-Sheet > Create From Layer Groups...

Each group should have layers for that particular animation. The plugin will output each animation on a row from left to right.

Example Of a layer tree

AnimStack: animation tools for GIMP 2.8

May 19, 2013 - AnimStack 0.61 is a bugfix release, fixing very stupid bug with [render]
April 17, 2013 - AnimStack 0.6 is released! See release notes in the comment section.

Watch video tutorials here:

Also check out the official AnimStack tumblr:

AnimStack is a collection of tools to simplify creating animations in GIMP. It makes heavy use of Layer Groups, introduced in GIMP 2.8.

A simple example of a problem this script might solve: you have an animation, but you want to put some text on top of it. Normally you would have to add text to every frame manually, but with AnimStack this task is completely automated. AnimStack is perfect for post-processing your GIF animations and adding various simple effects to them.

To get an overview of available features please watch the video:

Flatten all layer groups

Image > Flatten Layer Groups

Does exactly what you expect it to do. Every top-level layer group is merged (careful: only visible layers in each layer group are merged). The layer tree becomes completely flat. Why is this useful? Well, I made it because it is impossible to convert an image to Indexed mode or export it as animated GIF if it contains any layer groups. And layer groups are extremely useful for animated GIFs. It's a conundrum! And this script helps automate the process somewhat.

LayerGroups subsystem for Gimp

LayerGroups subsystem for Gimp

New version 1.0a, uploaded June 30, 2009

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