On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:21:33 +0200,  

> No. If you want to specify something other than a user-specified
> default for an acceptable level of quality while editing in the GIMP
> (for example, overriding it with an image-specific value), that is
> when you should use Save As.

Sorry but this is the mistake I have already pointed out , you dont know  
the meaning of the word default.

If there is an image specific value you do not need a default.  
"overriding" a default with an image-specified value is a contradiction.


The key issue, it seems, is that a would-be "high-end" tool should not be  
telling me it knows better than I (the high-end user) how to do what I  
need to do.


Take an analogy:

A builder needs to nail a piece of wood as a guide but all the nails he  
has to hand are too big. To get round the problem he takes a couple of  
screws he has in his pocket and hammers them in to tack the guide into  

Well we all know you should NEVER hammer in a screw but it gets the job  
done. As a high-end builder he uses the tools and materials to hand to get  
the job done with the minimum of wasted time.

Now imagine he'd just bought the new "high-end" Gimp Hammer, the high-end  
solution for high-end users.

When he comes to hit his nail he realises the his new high-end hammer has  
a specially crafted end that slips off screw heads because the guy who  
designed it thinks you should NEVER work this way and wants to force his  
work flow to the one and only _correct_ way to do this job.

Well I hope the glazier has not been to the site yet because that high-end  
hammer is going out of the nearest high-end window.

Now can we please stop all this "I know best" dicatorial design non-sense?  
Especially since the current state of all gimp installations on the planet  
(except for a handful of us who have build snv in that last few days)  
clearly shows that we dont know best.

Let's credit our hyperthetical high-end user with a grain of sense and  
suspect he may actually know what he is doing. Give him a powerful,  
flexible tool that does not try to tell him how to do his job.

Don't get in his way if he decides, for reasons that may be prefectly  
valid in the context of what he is doing, that he wants to save a jpeg.


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