On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM, maderios wrote:

> Only "a native file format and a lossy file format" ?
> Hum .... (in french, sorry)
> Native for who ?

61 deleted messages later you finally started asking the right kind of
questions :)

As already explained on a frigging huge amount of occasions that you
choose to ignore, GIMP is streamlined for people who work on complex
multilayered compositions with masks and whatnot, where XCF is always
saved, and files in delivery formats (e.g. PNG) are exported.

Therefore the only native file format for GIMP is XCF. Period.

Therefore GIMP always imports JPEG or PNG instead of just opening it. Full stop.

I can see how using "Open" could be a bit confusing as it both opens
(XCF) and imports (JPEG), but let's face it: this is not the reason
Ken and you are arguing till you are blue in the face.

> Ex Non lossy: png, tiff...

Oh, but they are. They do not preserve masks, and, when saved form
GIMP, TIFF does not preserve layers. It's lossy, no matter how much
you want to argue.

Please just use Krita.

Alexandre Prokoudine
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