Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 14:03:09 +0200
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Rapha=EBl?= Quinet <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
It is unfortunate that the file plug-ins and the other filters are
all called "plug-ins", because they behave differently. What may
make sense for the filters (global settings) may be
counter-productive for the file plug-ins. For the filters, the
settings can be considered to be a property of the filter itself:
it is reasonable to expect that applying the same filter to a
different image will use the same settings as last time. However,
this is different for the file plug-ins: the quality settings,
image comments and other meta-information is a property of the
image itself, not a property of the filter. I expect these values
to remain unchanged while I work on an image, even if I open and
save other images in the meantime.
The Print plugin has yet another behavior; the settings are
per-printer, not per-file. Conceivably they could wind up being
shared with other applications that use Gimp-Print.
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Project lead for Gimp Print -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
"Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works."
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