On 04/23/2013 05:59 PM, Richard Gitschlag wrote:
> From: pat.mysterywri...@gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:40:23 -0400
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> Subject: [Gimp-user] Change the default Save extension
> Is there any way to change the format that's the default save. I don't
> use .xcf and prefer to use png or jpg. Why do I have to export them
> instead of simply save? Why did they change it in this version? It's
> Pat Brown
> It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly
> - C. J. Cherryh
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The reason is because a lot of other people use GIMP to work on
complicated digital art which requires keeping a file containing
multiple layers, and some of those people lost valuable project time and
effort by saving to the wrong file format before quitting GIMP. (It's
not the 'saving' part that was necessarily the problem, but the
I agree the change may be difficult to get used to and it possibly was
not implemented or handled as well as it could be, but the new behavior
is also a standard design paradigm so for now your choices really do
boil down to adjusting to the new behavior or moving on to something
else (I hear there's an alternate GIMP fork which restores the old
Lot of people don't "use GIMP to work on complicated digital art".
Example : my wife is a teacher, and like most teachers, she just need to
resize, change tone, etc... .png or .jpeg pictures, never .xcf.
This behavior is annoying because many people think that gimp is
unusable and therefore install photoshop. This is not a good
advertisement for the free software.
There's no alternate GIMP fork which restores the normal behavior.
I'm getting tired of seeing the word "troll" whenever someone criticizes
"Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures."
"L'art est fait pour troubler. La science rassure" (Georges Braque)
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