On Thursday 23 June 2005 06:24, Sven Neumann wrote: > Basically what you ask for is not logical.
That's not quite true. It's illogical *from one perspective*; this one: > Currently there's exactly one File Open dialog and of course it > remembers the folder it was last being used in. There is however > a File Save dialog for each image and it comes up with the folder > preselected that this image lives in. Now if I open an image from > folder A and save it to folder B, why should the file selection > dialogs of all other images (whether they are already opened or > not) switch to folder B now? Because in the minds of many people approaching this, the directory is *not* associated with the _image_, it's associated with the _program_, or to be more specific, to the _job_ or _batch_ that they're working on now. Yes, it breaks the document-centric model a little, but in some situations is it genuinely very useful and time-saving. The default should be image-centric rather than program-centric (and the help for it should explain why), but it should be simply configurable (click on one widget, not crawl off and run a config program or edit a text file) to be program-oriented, or to be more pedantic, job-centric. Another way of handling this, which would be more useful but a lot of work, is to introduce the concept of a job or batch - or at least make separate instances of The GIMP behave that way - and invisibly default newly opened images to a common "batch" which stays covert unless the user explicitly creates a new "batch". This would allow the image-centric motif to be retained, but also cater for the workflow-oriented viewpoint that many users will (rightfully) carry with them to The GIMP. > There is actually no good reason for such a behaviour You now have one to hand, O thou victim of premature optimisation, and I'm sure I could find more if necessary. (-: Cheers; Leon -- http://cyberknights.com.au/ Modern tools; traditional dedication http://plug.linux.org.au/ Member, Perth Linux User Group http://slpwa.asn.au/ Member, Linux Professionals WA http://osia.net.au/ Member, Open Source Industry Australia http://linux.org.au/ Member, Linux Australia _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimpfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer