> Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 11:23:49 +0200 > From: for...@gimpusers.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > CC: t...@gimpusers.com > Subject: [Gimp-user] HATE the new save vs. export behavior > > 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. Translation: Why the existing message can/may not be converted into an "Export/Cancel" prompt, which would be a have-cake-eat-it-too solution. That the developers insist the cake being a lie is ... mystifying, to say the least. > ... 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. > > -- > Anoko (via gimpusers.com) In my experience, I only have a few such programs: GIMP 2.8, Visual Studio, and FontForge. Visual Studio, being a win32 program compiler, is pretty obvious: "Save" saves the project source code, and "Compile" writes the finished executable. FontForge's documentation makes clear that real font files are extremely optimized for small file sizes and don't include a lot of helpful metadata that is saved with your project (.sfd) file; the "Generate Fonts" command is what writes actual font files. In my experience I've also personally written a program used to design mods for one specific game, where the "Save" command stored a project file and a separate "Compile..." command packaged it into the actual mod file. (Coincidentally, all three of these share another thing in common: Needing to perform a validation/error check before compiling the file.) By contrast, GIMP is the only program I use where the majority of my work involves outputting to a standard file format, and I've only used XCF for situations where other formats simply cannot handle it (i.e. multilayer arrangements). -- Stratadrake strata_ran...@hotmail.com -------------------- Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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