Re: GIMP <> TIF layers

Subject: Re: GIMP <> TIF layers
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 12:03:09 -0700

All I need to do is be able to edit the text on all three layers, and then
export (SaveAs) each layer as a BMP. Sounds like GIMP can do this, but I'm
not sure how to proceed once I've opened the TIF in GIMP. For example,
understanding that time is of the essence and reading a manual isn't an
option at the moment, can you give me a short synopsis of how to use alpha
channel to separate the layers?


> Chris

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> GIMP doesn't work well with mutli-layer TIFs.
> It can read them as a single image, and you
> can use alpha channel to separate the layers,
> but then you have to output each layer to a
> separate TIF and use another program like
> Enblend to recombine them into another
> multi-layer TIF.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> This morning I was asked to change the text on a button appearing in our
>> software. I don't have Photoshop, but do have Gimp 2.4.7 installed.
>> The original art was a TIF that had three layers, I was told. I couldn't
>> get
>> GIMP to show them to me.
>> When we went to another user's PC and opened the TIF in Photoshop CS3
>> Extended, there were the three layers and the text was easily changed for
>> each of the three layers.
>> Is displaying/editing TIF layers a function that GIMP does not yet
>> include?

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