Does The GIMP have some sort of function to highlight areas of the background where that are not overlapped by any layers?

I'm making a sprite for CSS, and I have a lot of pics with different sizes. I'm trying to use any free space that I can get, but because over 90% of these images have transparent background, so I can not see the borders of layers. I can't see where and how much background space is free for other small pics.

Like this: no layer overlay

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Gimp no layer pattern

You have to hide the default white background layer to see it.

  • Hmmm, you have wrong understand me, it must be look like this: i.imgur.com/HobDjw2.jpg
    Jul 15, 2013 at 0:11
  • @BASILIO: ah, ok. I don't know of an easy way to do that. I added that image to the question for you.
    – naught101
    Jul 15, 2013 at 0:27

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