Make it easy to add a filter effect to a layer

Bug #512834 reported by Kurt Hutchinson on 2010-01-26
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

It's currently possible to add a filter effect to an entire layer, using the XML Editor (since layers are merely groups, after all). However, it's quite cumbersome. One needs to create the filter, open the XML Editor, find the filter, note its id, find the layer, and then add "filter:url(#id)" to the layer's style attribute.

It would be nice if this could be done from the Layers dialog. Give a droplist to select a filter for the selected layer, for example.

I realize this would interfere somewhat with the Blend mode option on the Layers dialog, since that is implemented with a filter, but perhaps if both a blend mode and a filter are selected, they could be combined by creating a new filter that adds the blend mode to the end of the filter.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-01-26
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: ui
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Related:
Bug #1019979 “Edit layer styles in the UI”
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1019979>

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> However, it's quite cumbersome. One needs to create the filter,
> open the XML Editor, find the filter, note its id, find the layer,
> and then add "filter:url(#id)" to the layer's style attribute.

This process can be simplified somewhat (as interim solution):
1) open XML Editor
2) select the layer you want to add a filter effect to
3) return focus to the main window (while keeping the selection)
4) apply filter (either from the menu with presets, or via Filter editor dialog)
5) deselect current layer (<esc>) and select an individual object on that layer
   (to make sure that the current drawing level is a layer, and not the parent 'root' element).

done.

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
Jabiertxof (jabiertxof) wrote :

This add ability to apply LPE to current layer if no objects selected.

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