New views are bound to the original documents, so that they reflect the same changes.
I think it would be handy having also the chance to create independent new views for further editing and comparisons.
I think I've already heard about this proposal before, but I haven't managed to trace a specific report on this.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. It could be something like: (main menu) > "Windows" > "New Independent View"
For what I know a similar feature doesn't exist at the moment.
It would open a new "independent" view of the current document, sort of a start base for further editing and comparisons. To keep the changes you will have to save the document eventually.
Git commit 5012d8da10496b4494d5ea7415ee093f0d8a8bc2 by Boudewijn Rempt.
Committed on 02/06/2015 at 19:15.
Pushed by rempt into branch 'calligra/2.9'.
[FEATURE] Create a copy of a currently open image
The create copy menu option will create an independent copy of the currently open
M +3 -1 krita/krita.rc
M +0 -1 krita/ui/KisMainWindow.cpp
M +28 -0 krita/ui/KisViewManager.cpp
M +1 -0 krita/ui/KisViewManager.h
I've just tried this brand new feature and for me it works very well and flawlessly both in "Tabs" and "Subwindows" modes.
Thank you very much for adding it and in no time at all! :)