How to have numerous text items on one layer in Gimp?

I’m making a map in Gimp. I want to have the following layers:

  1. background
  2. cities
  3. rivers
  4. mountains

So I want, say, 30 cities on one layer so that I can turn it off and on. However, every time I create a new text item, it creates a new layer.

How can I put numerous text items on one layer?


You can either merge your text layers into one layer (select a text layer and use the merge down menu item which will combine it with the layer below.

Alternatively, instead of having one layer for all your text, you could group all your text layers into a master ‘text’ layer (

Source : Link , Question Author : Edward Tanguay , Answer Author : Danny King

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