My $0.02,

Let the user select what they want immediately.  Anything else is merely
annoying and doesn't add significant value.  So my vote is for anything
with export to say it can do anything.


On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Nick Lamb wrote:

> The Export functionality slowly creeping into CVS Gimp is really nice,
> but it leaves me with a dilemma somewhat related to my last set of
> changes (ie fixing Save As... list of save formats)
> Should plug-ins which have working Export declare themselves capable of
> all image formats for the purposes of the Save As... dialog, or is better
> to show only the ones which would hopefully not need Export for the
> current image type?
> I would like to tidy up the plug-in entries for this sort of data, but
> I want an idea of how others feel about this before I make wholesale
> changes. Changes must be made in any case (the settings for some plug-ins
> are presently quite wrong).
> FWIW My opinion is that we could have a half-way house, where formats
> are enabled [*] if they would be "visually lossless" after Export...
> So JPEG would claim RGB, GRAY and INDEXED, PNG would claim all formats,
> GIF would claim GRAY* and INDEXED*, etc. etc.
> * Just like now, you would still be able to choose ANY format by typing
> the correct suffix when entering the filename. This enable/disable
> mechanism affects only the listbox.
> Nick.

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