On 04/28/2016 05:18 PM, Simon Budig wrote:
>No there isn't but there will. This is work-in-progress. We'll
>probably end up with the plug-in having to specify "I am a raw
>importer", and a page in prefs to pick one of the installed
>importers.
An alternate idea might be to en/disable the file-plugins manually in
the preferences. That would allow users to cut down on the number of
file format options in the dropdown in the file open dialog. That way
the really obscure file formats can be disabled and don't clutter the
list...


Having the ability to en/disable file plugins sounds useful. GIMP supports a ton of file types and I suspect very few users routinely use more than a few of the supported file types. Looking through the list to select the desired file type takes a fair amount of scrolling (GIMP XCF is in the middle of the list and tiff is at the bottom) and sharp eyes to focus on the file type descriptions.

This sort of goes along with a request made recently to allow the user to enable/disable the loading of plug-ins in general. On a new fast system with a lot of available RAM, loading all the default plug-ins happens very quickly. But on older systems loading the plug-ins can take a noticeable amount of time.

Best,
Elle
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