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Why does GIMP add an alpha channel at every opportunity?

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Why does GIMP add an alpha channel at every opportunity? Elle Stone 28 Feb 13:15
  Why does GIMP add an alpha channel at every opportunity? Michael Natterer 28 Feb 13:23
Elle Stone
2014-02-28 13:15:43 UTC (almost 6 years ago)

Why does GIMP add an alpha channel at every opportunity?

When working with multiply layer images, GIMP seems to automatically add an alpha channel to every new layer.

Is there a reason why new layers automatically get an alpha channel?

Is there a way to tell GIMP to not automatically add alpha channels?

Elle

Michael Natterer
2014-02-28 13:23:56 UTC (almost 6 years ago)

Why does GIMP add an alpha channel at every opportunity?

On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 08:15 -0500, Elle Stone wrote:

When working with multiply layer images, GIMP seems to automatically add an alpha channel to every new layer.

Is there a reason why new layers automatically get an alpha channel?

Is there a way to tell GIMP to not automatically add alpha channels?

Short version: Nope.

Long version: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=486902

My opinion: People are asking for having alpha channels on all layers, but I find this pretty insane. I'd prefer a toggle in the new layer dialog, to make it at least a little bit useful ;)

--Mitch