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Thread: Layer "Safety Nets"

  1. #1
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    Layer "Safety Nets"

    Grrrrrrr... I have just lost a layer that contained a LOT of work! I don't know exactly how it happened, but the layer is not retrievable. In retrospect, I should have been periodically saving my work under different names, so that I could backtrack and repair some of the damage. I have some suggestions that would help keep a user's work safe.

    1. Add a timed save option that would save the project with no user intervention.

    2. Add a confirm action box to any operation that would delete or merge a layer, especially "Undo".

    3. Add a confirm box to add a layer. I have accidentally created countless layers by clicking on something... I can't reproduce it just now.

    These additions would help me breathe easier.

    Thanks for a great program, guys. I LOVE ArtRage
    Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -- Henry Ward Beecher

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  2. #2
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    Layer Lock

    Another suggestion for layer management.

    Many times I have found myself doing extensive work on the wrong layer.

    Suggestion--

    Add the ability to lock a layer, preventing editing of the layer contents.
    Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -- Henry Ward Beecher

    my gallery: http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/13963

  3. #3
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    You may want to try using the script recorder, for future paintings. If you ever find yourself in a position where you wish you could redo things, you could just play the script, and stop the playback at a time before the mishap occurred.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

  4. #4
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    I had been relying on "Undo". It had not occurred to me to use the script feature. I will give it a try.

    Excellent suggestion, Someonesane! Thanks!!
    Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -- Henry Ward Beecher

    my gallery: http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/13963

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