On Sat, 2012-06-23 at 10:47 -0700, Richard Gitschlag wrote:
>[Liam wrote]
> > "save a copy" saves as xcf without changing the image filename
> > 
> > It's not doing the same thing as "export a lossy copy you might or might
> > not be able to re-open"

> Is this difference enough of a difference to even be a difference for the end 
> user?

Yes, because it affects workflow - and because the GIMP user is supposed
not to be a beginner computer user, according to the Holy Product
Vision :)

> Neither command takes action without a dialog prompt, neither one
> changes the file associated with the current image,

Save changes the name from Untitled the first time you use it. Save As
and Save a Copy are the same except that Save As changes what Save will
do next time you use it, i.e. changes the current filename.

Save a Copy is useful, for example, for making periodic backups or
checkpoints, e.g. as part of a creative process.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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