There was a small discussion at the end of the sprint that needs more input.
1) Should image layers be considered as an animation layer with a key in the first frame,and is thus actually a key with infinite hold? logicly this could be the case.
- could have the benefit of speeding up creating new animation layers
- shows there is something visible in that layer, it's not EMPTY or BLANK
-with the proposed horizontal line for "holds" might be too much visual clutter when there are a few images.
-you can accidentily create a new frame on an image layer,if you moved the time marker.
NOTE: moving the time marker is IMPOSSIBLE for people only working on images without the timeline open as no timeskip options have a key assigned by default. It IS possible for people who do have that.
2) if 1) is rejected, do we need a different visual way to show image layer in the timeline?
maybe grey infinite blocks? The reason is you can mistake the empty layer for an animation layer while it clearly isn't one. Some visual cue to show that contents are present might be good.
-"image layer name" in the middle of the timeline that remains there when timeline is scrolled?
This way at each time you scroll or move the timeline you see LAYER 1 (for example) in the middle of the timeline.
-Layer name REPEATED over and over again across the layer. with a few or good amoungt of spaces in between