> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:40:54 +0100
> From: mader...@gmail.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Suggestions for the GIMP
> On 02/07/2013 02:16 AM, WhoCares wrote:
> > Hi Whomever is listening,
> > I don't use The GIMP very much, but today I pulled out 2.8.2 (Ubuntu +
> > MATE) so
> > I could put some screenies together. 2 things hit me immediately:
> > - Firstly, I can't really use the toolbox anymore. This could be more
> > specific
> > to my system, but the top of the toolbox slides under my top panel. This is
> > a
> > more general problem with my system and certain applications after
> > switching to
> > MATE, so like I said .. it might be system specific. What may or may not be
> > system specific is the bottom of the toolbox sliding off the bottom of the
> > screen (768). The end result is .. I can only resize the toolbox
> > horizontally,
> > so the thing is just .. in the way of the whole screen height.
> > - Secondly (and more importantly) it would seem that The GIMP is now
> > enforcing
> > that I use Ctrl + E to save my images, else it tries to get me to use XCF
> > format. The problem with XCF format (for me at least) is that not everyone I
> > work with uses The GIMP, hence I never use the XCF format. My instant
> > reaction
> > with any program while working is to frequently use Ctrl + S to save my
> > current
> > file to it's current location without further intervention. So essentially
> > this
> > functionality is .. well, not consistent with any other piece of software
> > I've
> > seen in the last 25 years.
> I spent lot of time here asking why "save as" and "save" normal
> functions are now unavailable in Gimp.
> My conclusion: this new Gimp behaviour prevents newbies, to loose their
The case in point: In GIMP up thru 2.6: Create image, add layers and make
edits, save as XCF. Then "Save As" a JPG. All good so far, right? Now make
more edits, "Save" and quit GIMP. Then upon restarting, reload the XCF file to
continue making more edits. But OOPS! The XCF isn't up to date with all the
edits because your last Save command targetted the JPG file.
Ideally you should have been using "Save a Copy" for this scenario but
apparently nobody ever wanted to do that (and the command is basically
redundant in 2.8 anyway).
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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