A couple of problems using Krita

David wizzardx at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 13:28:01 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Boudewijn Rempt<boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, David wrote:
>> How do programs like Photoshop usually handle this?
> As far as I know, Photoshop works just like Krita: you need to
> select the layer first before you can move it.

Ouch. That sounds really painful. Don't people in Photoshop sometimes
have hundreds of layers?

Maybe most Photoshop users use a naming and layer structure discipline
to find the layers when they need them? I've never actually used the
program or had any graphics editing training.

Fwiw, here's my use case: I'm using Linux tools to edit sprites
extracted from video games. Those sprites data are sometimes very
complicated and broken up into little parts for game animation
purposes. So to put them back together I need layers to move them
around just right (and not have to start over if I made a mistake
earlier). Sometimes those layers need to be rotated and resized too.
Then I'm using the Gimp Animation Plugin to create animated GIFs.

Is Krita suitable for this kind of editing, or should I rather stick
with Inkscape? (after splitting up the sprite sheets with other


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