On Tuesday 14 August 2012 21:40:24 maderios wrote:
> 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
> 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
PNG and JPG are not GIMP's native format. XCF is GIMPS native format as PSD is
Photoshop's. PNG and JPEG are just some of the formats GIMP or Photoshop can
be exported to so other apps can use them too.
There is no contest to what formats people want to work in or use.
Artists are not bounded by restrictions that such things should be so but
rather experiment, use, employ what is available and create something new from
these. I don't know who said that but that's what I would define an artist.
I'm sorry to be so blatantly direct but so many just have rocks in their
Peace and much respect,
(Maybe not for some)
Fortune cookie for Wednesday, August 15, 2012:
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-- Heard on Noahs' ark
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