On 08/14/2012 09:21 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Ken Warner wrote:

1) Well then, if I open a jpg file and make layers and paths etc. and want
to save my work, why is it anathema to export it as an XCF file?
Gmail tells me there are 58 deleted messages in this conversation
(yes). That is, after 58 messages you still don't understand the key
difference between a native file format and a lossy file format.

I think it's a call to close the conversation and kindly ask you to
start learning essential principles of digital imaging before
reopening the discussion.

Only "a native file format and a lossy file format" ?
Hum .... (in french, sorry)
Native for who ? I presume .xcf is native for you. Not for me if I start with a png, smaller than a xcf.
An image file is not "native" or lossy....
Ex Lossy format: jpeg, gif
Ex Non lossy: png, tiff xcf
People are free to work with jpeg or gif. If they want to loss some qualities, they can do do it if they know (or not, why not) what they do. May be, they want to experiment, may be they'll find new forms, nobody knows....
Jpeg is destructive, may be it's interesting do destroy picture ?
Artist is free. Technics are made to be forgotten, otherwise, no Art....

Best regards

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