In 05/2012 a lot of people wrote: > Wait, the Save dialog changed? OH NOES!!
My position can be guessed from the workflow I have followed since somewhere the first ports of the GIMP to Win32 (Tor Lillqvist ruined me for life): 1. Open an image file. 2. Save as .xcf 3. [everything else] 4. Do Control-s 5. Export as target image format. There are two reasons to save as XCF, both have been mentioned in this thread: To save all the "state" of the image in progress so you can pick up where you left off and make more changes if/as required later, and to avoid cumulative compression artifacts. The cost of doing it this way, is that you have to do a couple more commands per image worked on, and you end up with an additional file at the end of it all. I can see this as a potential annoyance to people who routinely do a few simple, repetitive operations on a large number of images that will always and only be saved once and never edited again. The extra step of exporting to save could add up to a small but noticeable increase in time to complete a large number of edits. My crystal ball tells me, "Watch the plugin registry for a drop in solution to instant easy export." Also, for those who need to do the same operations repeatedly to a large number of images, a suggestion: Look into imagemagick. It might be possible to fully automate all or a large part of that work. :o) Steve _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list