I am looking for a way to somehow apply a transformation (stretching, rotation) of an image in one layer to a similar image in another layer.

  • Can you move one layer on top of another, select both of them and then transform both layers simultaneously? May 25, 2017 at 12:43
  • Depending on your OS you may be able to use one of the Gimp batch-processing plug-ins.
    – AFH
    May 25, 2017 at 13:04
  • @IvanKuckir I don't know how to select multiple layers. May 29, 2017 at 20:19

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If you "link" both layers (link icon next to the eye icon in the layer list):

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then a geometric transform applied to any of the linked layers is applied to the other linked layers (this happens when you confirm the transform, the WYSIWYG adjustments is done only with the active layer).

Linking works for layers in the same image. You can also link paths and channels (between them, or with layers...).

  • This seems to work for "moving" but not "perspective" transformation. Is that what you'd expect? With perspective, I get a floating layer of the transformed layer that I am working on, but nothing happens to the linked one Mar 13, 2021 at 3:55
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    This is because you have a selection. If you apply the transform to the whole layer, do it without selection.
    – xenoid
    Mar 13, 2021 at 9:19

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