Layer Move Independent of Layer Mask
Submitted by lasm
Currently there is a little "bug" with moving the layer. If the layer has a layer mask, moving the layer, moves the mask as well.
See the picture http://www.geocities.com/lasm.rm/layer-bug1.jpg
This is what is shown in the layer dialog http://www.geocities.com/lasm.rm/layer-bug2.jpg
There is a little refresh problem here as the layer thumbnail should be be moved to the left and upwards.
The desired enhancement is shown in this picture http://www.geocities.com/lasm.rm/layer-bug-desired1.jpg
Here moving the layer DOES NOT automatically move the layer mask along with it.
To accomplish this enhanced feature, it is suggested that there should be a little chain icon in between the layer thumbnail and the layer-mask thumbnail as shown in this composited picture http://www.geocities.com/lasm.rm/layer-bug-desired2.jpg
When the chain is broken, the layer mask does not move, only the layer moves.
When the chain is toggled to "unbroken", then the layer mask moves along with the layer, as in current "buggy" implementation.
Note that this little enhancement will open up a whole new world of possibilities for the user, and it is in fact a standard feature for years in commercial packages such as Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.