Am Montag, 29. Februar 2016, 23:57:10 schrieb C R:
> > That would be terrible. Users not understanding the concept would suddenly
> > be
> > facing images where they can just save to JPEG while others can't, but PNG
> > is
> > still enabled (because they somehow added an alpha channel), and even
> > other
> > images support XCF only (maybe because the layer is bigger than the
> > image).

(I used "just" in the sense of "without any further actions" and not "only".)

> No, that's not what I'm suggesting. If you import a jpeg for example, do
> your editing, and end up with an alpha channel somehow, the save could
> still default to the .jpg (the jpeg save dialogue could display a warning
> that transparency will be lost). That does not prevent the user from
> requesting a .png (by specifying that extension). It also does not prevent
> the user saving as an xcf either for that matter.
> When closing the file, if the file is not saved as an xcf, and there is
> extra data to be lost, well, the warning about it is there anyway.

But that would mean to just go back to the status quo ante, i.e., revert the 
save/export dichotomy and bring back saving to arbitrary formats.


> My 2p.
> -C



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