On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Sven Neumann <s...@gimp.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 19:25 +0000, Chris Mohler wrote:
>
>> With a recent SVN I created a new image, added guides, and saved it as
>> a template.  However when I create a new image and select the
>> template, the guides are no longer there.  Is this intended behavior?
>> I can't think of any reason not to keep the guides, but thought I'd
>> ask...
>
> No good reason except that no one has implemented this yet.

OK - I took a look at the template code and after a (quick) review I
have some more questions.

It seems that the current implementation writes  parameters to the
~/.gimp-2.x/templaterc file, which are used to create a new image.  Is
there a technical (or other?) reason to not use the XCF format for
templates?

One one hand, adding the guides to the current template system looks
somewhat straightforward (like something I might be able to
accomplish), but on the other hand I wonder if would be easier in the
long run to handle templates as native XCF files.

David's message just came to me - thanks for clarifying:
> No one has implemented [image-based templates] yet; 'Save as template'
> does not fully work in this sense, it doesn't save image content; It
> just saves all the properties that you can see in the 'New image'
> dialog, like size, units, dpi, and fill color.

So it sounds like 'image-based templates' is a good idea, but one that
has not been implemented yet?

If that's the general consensus, I will investigate the image-based
approach a bit more.  No promises though - I am still not extremely
good at C...

Thanks,
Chris
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