I see all this critique as completely ridiculous. That's why I posted
about it. Gimp is a professional level app and it's free. What more do
people want?

I use Gimp for painting purposes so I end up with complex Gimp
projects with many layers etc so the new save or export makes total
sense. I can't accidentally lose my work. Also, Gimp gets lots of
critique from people doing digital painting. Also ridiculous. Sure, it
lacks some features for this like brushes that mix on the canvas or
easy rotating of canvas but in actuality the rest of Gimp's very
powerful features still makes it the best painting app. Gimp also has
one completely unique and brilliant feature for use with painting.
Most graphic tablets and cintiqs have poor sliders for operating
various functions such as brush size or whatever. Since I do music I
understand MIDI. Gimp can be hooked up to a MIDI controller for
controlling brush sizes or anything else. This is a superb feature.
You can buy a little MIDI controller with lots of knobs and sliders.
VASTLY superior to sliders on graphics tablets.

On 12 September 2012 14:04, Øyvind Kolås <pip...@gimp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM, maderios <mader...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use .xcf files but my friends, my family members and most people, I think,
>> don't use .xcf. They need an image editor, not an xcf editor.
>> People will leave the world of free software to turn to proprietary.
>> Gimp is no longer the "universal Swiss army knife " of image editing, it's a
>> fact.
> GIMP has not lost any capability, all it has done is re-arrange some
> capabilities for greater consistency - as well as opening up for
> extending the capabilities of XCF - like storing undo history and more
> thing that make less sense for the external formats.
> For GIMP it is a good thing that people take changes personally - it
> means they care deeply about GIMP and how they use it, make it seem
> unlikely that they switch no matter how much venom they directed at
> the volunteers that spend their time actually making it happen. :)
> /Ø
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