On 02/19/2013 10:59 AM, Daniel Hauck wrote:
On 02/18/2013 10:09 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
On Mon, 2013-02-18 at 14:06 -0600, Chris Mohler wrote:

Current File-Open makes sense as it is, at least to me.
File->Save made sense to people too.

But if GIMP is an XCF editor that can only save xcf files, being able to
open non-xcf files is an obvious bug, a hole in the metaphor. It should
only open xcf files. Non-GIMP files are "imported" to emphasize the data
loss and that they are not primary.

That was my argument as well.  In fact, and I'm not sure if they fixed
this yet, but in 2.8.0, when you do the Save As... you could still see
image files such as JPG and PNG, just not save in those formats.  And of
course if you manually typed it in, it would stop and say "you can't do

That Save/Save As has been established since the creation of the the
"standard GUI behaviors" is not relevant to the developers.  "It's not
professional" despite the fact that the most professional tools out
there still do it this way.

In any case, #1 it's hard to care about this any more... it doesn't
matter THAT much.  I can still use it and I just have to remember this

All this scares the professional users.
Now, the objective of Gimp seems to stay in the fields of amateur and therefore to delegate the role of single photo$hop image editor for professionals. This is a questionable approach.... It's not a good choice. From historical point of view, these are professionals who improve the software, not the fans. Example, the "devil", Photo$hop ...
"Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures."
"L'art est fait pour troubler. La science rassure" (Georges Braque)

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