But how would you progromatically suggest a good filename before popping up
the dialog?  That is what my code does.

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Sven Neumann <s...@gimp.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 10:18 -0700, Akkana Peck wrote:
> > Martin Nordholts writes:
> > > IMO we should not reuse gimp_file_save() for this but instead introduce
> > > gimp_show_save_dialog() and gimp_show_export_dialog(). I am a bit
> > > worried however that plug-ins will abuse this power. In your case, why
> > > do you need to show these dialogs? Isn't it better if the user has to
> go
> > > through a single place to save or export?
> >
> > I need to show the dialogs because the plug-in needs to save a
> > file (that's the whole point of the plug-in) and it seems like
> > bad UI to pop up the JPEG save dialog without ever showing the
> > user where the file is being saved, or offering them a chance
> > to save it somewhere else. (Have you ever been frustrated when
> > Firefox downloaded a file and you can't figure out where it ended up?)
> > Seems like it's always better UI to go through this step, so the
> > user knows what is being saved and where.
>
> Then please add a sane user interface to your plug-in and pop up a
> file-chooser. The PDB was designed to allow plug-ins and scripts to call
> procedures in GIMP, not to pop up specific user interface elements. It
> is totally not suited for this kind of usage.
>
>
> Sven
>
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