On 09/11/2012 04:25 AM, Steve Kinney wrote:
My word processor responds to "control-s" by saving the open document
in its own native format, which does not happen to be suitable for
distribution to end users. My audio editor does the same thing. My
video editors do the same thing. My vector editor does the same thing.
The difference between "saving" work in progress while using a
specific tool, and "exporting" data files for distribution to the
great unwashed public, is not something that was arbitrarily made up
by GIMP developers. It is a basic fact o' life for those who work with
digital media of any kind. Yeah I know, responding to this subject is
a clear cut case of feeding teh trollz - but see earlier posts for
adequate excuses, and at least I am in good company. :o) Steve
Which word processor might that be? The MS Office versions I have used
do not behave this way. LibreOffice most certainly does not behave this
way. If you open a file in .DOCX format, ctrl-S will save in that
format. Inkscape does not do this. My wife's Photoshop and Illustrator
do not do this. (If the latest version of Adobe software does this, I
wouldn't know. We don't have the latest.)
I'm no troll. I see both sides of the issue. But don't put out stuff
that isn't true. So please, which word processor(s) are you talking
about? Which vector editor are you talking about?
As for video editors? Video editors, by their very nature must export
output but only saves a project file. They do not (or should not)
include the source video files in them as the file sizes would be
Audio editors? I wouldn't know. My last experience with an audio
editor was decades ago, but Goldwave back in the day could save as any
format it supported.
GiMP gave users a choice of Windowing style. That was wonderful. They
didn't pick a side on the issue at all. Some like a single window.
Others like multiple. They said "here! now it's a mode switch! do it
the way you like it!" Why didn't they do it like that with save/export?
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