This is all under the latest stable release, not the dev version. I did, however, try with the dev version as well and the exact same behavior is still present.
I often use this software as a plugin for GIMP to process a lot of loaded layers and then re-export the layers afterwards. This relies on this plug-in being able to take all visible layers as input and modify them without making new layers so that I can export them all without having to slowly go through and delete the duplicates and rename the new layers to make sense. I’ve been using a rather old version of the gmic plug-in for a while now and decided, randomly, to update it today. My first impressions were pretty great, but quickly faded.
- First is the fact that it takes a lot longer to load the dialogue now.
- Second is that it won’t save the check mark as to whether I want to preview the image or not. With a lot of layers being used, the preview takes a lot of time to generate that I don’t want to deal with.
- Third, and this is the most important one here, the output mode “In Place” works only, maybe, 20% of the time. Most of the time, when output is set to “In Place”, I get new layers anyway. Occasionally it will work properly but, frustratingly, it usually does not do what I am asking it to do.
Now I really would like to return to the old version that worked properly and didn’t take an extra 5 seconds to load itself whenever I wanted to filter a new set of layers but I can’t find the old version anymore. I really need the output mode to work correctly. Everything else is just annoyance. Without a properly functioning output mode selection, I cannot continue with what I am doing effectively.