Should GIMP be dumbed down for people who are too stupid to save their work?

As said before, there are many different ways to implement the New; Open; Save; 
Save As...; sequence so that all users can feel comfortable with the 
interaction and all users can be given the maximum security for their work.

It's just stubbornness on the part of a few that prevents that compromise.

On 9/12/2012 9:02 AM, Ryan Stark wrote:
"It's not logical to save a whole session if all one does is touch up
a jpeg file."

No, so then the logical thing is to export. Why is this such a
problem? Export is separated from save dialog to make it difficult to
accidentally lose you data. If you accidentally save to xcf rather
than export then no problem. If you do the opposite then it's possible
disaster. There have been a few occasions in the earlier Gimp where
I've exported when I should have saved. Not even a total accident in
some cases. I just though the editing was done whereas the new way
tends to remind me to keep the xcf.

For very casual users, this may not be understood but the new way of
doing it is more friendly to people who understand it. It's not
difficult to deal with. Should Gimp be dumbed right down to cater for
people who don't understand things or should Gimp do things the right
way? Sometimes free software developers can make bad choices, that's
true, but sometimes (as in this case) they don't pander to what many
users want, instead they make the right change for the better and I
believe that most Gimp users will in fact realize that this simple
change is better.

On 12 September 2012 16:37, Ken Warner<>  wrote:
It's not logical to save a whole session if all one does is touch up a jpeg

On the other hand, for people who do complicated image building over many
sessions, it makes sense to save a project and in that case it would be
logical to have an option that allows gimp to open the previous project on
restart.  That would prevent work loss.

On 9/12/2012 3:30 AM, Ryan Stark wrote:

I see lots of complaints about the Gimp save and export. I've been
using Gimp for ages with this feature. It is entirely logical and I
don't understand the complaining.

In a DAW (digital audio workstation application) you save the whole
project as a session. You export the final file as mixdown in MP3 or
whatever other format and you can import audio files into the project.
It's similar logic in Gimp and makes total sense. Lots of apps work
with this kind of method even when not as crucial as it is with DAW
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