> Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:19:29 +0200
> From: si...@budig.de
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Save, Save As and Export separated?
> Richard Gitschlag (strata_ran...@hotmail.com) wrote:
> > > there is something we can do to help the non-pro - and it does not
> > > interfere with the "professionals" workflow it probably will be
> > > considered and added.
> > 
> > ...like taking the existing warning and giving it an "Export/Cancel"
> > choice instead of simply "OK" ?  That's the easiest compromise that's
> > been suggested, and it's been dogmatically shot down as "not doing
> > that, sorry".  That is the part I just don't understand / agree with.
> There are a few problems I can see with this.
> As you probably know, people (professionals and non-pros) don't read
> dialogs. There is powerful pattern matching going on there and people
> just hit a button without realizing what they just did.
> Adding this shortcut would train users to use a workflow with an
> artificial stumbling block inbetween....

Okay, then what purpose does the "Save a copy" command do these days when from 
the user's perspective the ONLY difference between it and "Export" is the 
target file format?  I suggested it once that the former should now be treated 
as a variation of Export.

I don't think many people ever learned 'when' and 'why' to use that command 
when there's a normal Save command available, contributing to the problem of 
losing work when you saved a non-XCF version, then quit GIMP without/before 
saving changes back to your XCF workfile.

-- Stratadrake
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.

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