Hi Leonard, I think if you make sure to check the version of the XCF, this will be exceptionally useful to users of ImageMagick. Its not at all an uncommon request on gimp-user or the gimp newsgroup. Batch conversion is still best handled via the commandline, and having the ability to use gimp's working format is a big bonus.
It makes us bump the version number when we upgrade the image format, but we try to do that anyway. Now, I don't expect it to be easy to implement (involving significant chunks of the core, as Sven mentioned), but if you've got that covered please do add it! Happy GIMPing, Seth Burgess [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- Leonard Rosenthol <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > At 02:04 PM 12/4/2001 +0100, Sven Neumann wrote: > >The idea to use XCF in an AbiWord document makes me shudder. > > The AbiWord folks actually liked the idea! I don't know how many > people will actually use it - but it's nice to have and it continues to > improve the integration of "GNOME Office". > > > >For image web galleries, I'd suggest they use GIMP in batch mode > >to convert to another format or to create the thumbnails directly. > >That would probably have been a way to go for ImageMagick too. > > For whatever reason, most (all?) of the products in this space > have chosen to use IM (or something similiar) to do the conversions rather > than going to GIMP. If I were to guess, I would suspect it's because they > can interact with IM directly from Java, Perl and PHP instead of having to > build "batch files" and then run Gimp (higher overhead). > > > >I don't think XCF is intended to be a file format for image > >distribution. > > OK. If that is not the intent, it's not the intent! > > > >It is as much a bad choice for image distribution as > >Photoshop files are, or Word files for exchanging text documents. > > I would argue that for "non-simple" images, the Photoshop format > has a lot going for it! Sure, if all you want is a "flat bitmap", it's WAY > OVERKILL - but for layered CMYK images with clipping paths, it's the way to > go! In fact, I once had a client with the requirement of taking CMYK > images with 16million colors and either transparency or clipping into > PDF/PS documents. The only image format that met the requirements was > Photoshop/PSD. > > > >It's sole purpose is to save intermediate states of your work and > >probably exchange it among GIMP users. > > In that case, I definitely WONT implement saving as XCF! > > > Leonard > > > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-developer mailing list > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo! Shopping. http://shopping.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer