Photoshop: Why is it necessary to have a visible layer selected in order to use Merge Visible?

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mathias

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Chris Cox

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Because merging the visible layers into an invisible layer doesn't make a lot of sense.
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mathias

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Oh I see. Right, the visible layer you currently have selected becomes the only visible layer once all other currently visible layers are merged into it.

Though it's still a bit of a nuisance having to find a visible layer to click before one can Merge Visible, at least I now know there some kind of logic behind the behavior.

Alrighty, I'm dropping this then. Glad to know the reason. Thanks!

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No, I'm only that green during the flu.
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mathias

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heh

At least you crazies made Copy Merged possible without first selecting a visible layer, since CS5. That was always irked me, too. Glad it's amended.