>2012/8/6 Anoko <for...@gimpusers.com>:

>> I've seen the new "you have to use export" messagebox about 20 times now, 
>> very annoying ;-). Why is it not OK to allow saving to e.g. png (especially 
>> when not using layers!), but keep the export function ALSO as it is? That 
>> way, everyone will be happy I think?

>Is it soooooooooo difficult to change one's habits a little, and to
>learn simple shortcuts? Ctrl-E or Shift-Ctrl-E to export the image to
>any format you wish, Ctrl-W Alt-W to close the image without saving
>it. Seeing a warning message 20 times was clearly enough for teaching
>me that I should use Ctrl-E instead of Ctrl-S.

Well habbits or not, I still wonder why it is explicitly disallowed to save as 
something other than xcf. As I said, allowing that+keeping the export option 
makes all users happy. Now, a way that apparently some part of the users like 
and some don't is forced to all, while it is not necessary to force it.

GIMP is not the only program I use, so yeah I keep pressing CTRL+S thinking 
that should save whatever I'm editting to whatever file extension I gave it, 
just like in Inkscape, Libreoffice, KDevelop, etc. To me, "exporting" to a png 
does not feel like exporting at all. If the original image is something 
bitmappy without layers, there is no loss, and I use GIMP mostly for that. If 
it did have layers, GIMP would already warn. I don't use GIMP often enough to 
get used to learn the fact that it's the only program I have where CTRL+S does 
not save, but rather wants me to make a temporary projectfile. 

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