It is possible to move otherwise unrelated layers if they are set as
To mark a layer as "linked", one should click just to the right of the
on the layers dialog - a chain Icon shows up.
All layers marked with the chain Icon will move (or be transformed) as a
regardless of which actual layer group they belong too.
On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 at 15:12, Maxime Martyr via gimp-developer-list <
[hidden email]> wrote:
> Greetings Gimp developers!
> I am trying to convince friends that open-source software Gimp can replace
> proprietary software Adobe Photoshop.
> They like Gimp but they say it misses a feature which make it unsatisfying
> to replace Photoshop.
> They say Gimp doesn't allow them to move several layers at once and that
> really annoys them to have to move each layer one by one.
> So I searched if the feature that they need exists and I found that it is
> possible to create groups of layers to move several layers at once as a
> They answered that they knew this feature already but they need to move
> several layers from different groups at once so they need to move several
> layers at once not independently from groups.
> Then I told them that I was going to ask to Gimp developers if they could
> add this feature and so here I am.
> Dear Gimp developers, could you please add the possibility to move several
> layers at once independently from groups?
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