On 2015-10-12 16:57, Jehan wrote:
Hi all,

Some may have heard that I have been working on improving Export
and for the ones who met me in LGM, you may even have known that I
have been thinking about this topic for more than a year.

The basic idea is that our current export dialog is too basic, because
it has been sharing the same code logics as "save" for too long. But
while you *save* a work in progress without any loss in higher
possible quality, you actually *export* a "snapshot" of this work for
various different reasons (high quality print, small file for the
web…). The export dialog should show its specificities.

So now we have 2 concepts of Save != Export since GIMP 2.8, result of
the Save + Export spec
(http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Save_%2B_export_specification). And
since my commits about a month ago, we have finally separate code
bases for these, allowing us to go further.

I'm thinking that we could include optional modifications of the
exported images (like resolution, color profile changes, etc.), and
also that we could have the filetype-specific options in the export
dialog itself, instead of being managed by the plugins (this of course
implies an API change for GIMP 3.0 for instance).

The workgroup wiki page:

After some discussion on IRC, I updated the wiki page with the various ideas, and a wireframe by pippin. Feel free to comment! :-)


What are your thoughts?


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