Like Tom, the change from Save to Export was a bit of a surprise to me as well. 
Over time, I got used to it. Once you think about it, it actually makes more 
sense to use this method than it does the previous method.

Just my two cents :)

p.s. People should really stop arguing about this. It has been discussed many 
times before, and has always yielded the same outcome; the change will remain 
and you'll just have to get used to it. 

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2013, at 6:38 PM, Tom Williams <> wrote:

> On 06/14/2013 02:47 PM, Eduard Braun wrote:
>> Actually I know nobody who likes the new distinction between save and
>> export.
>> But the whole discussion seems to be at a point of no return anyway
>> and developers seem to defend the change as a matter of principle
>> rather than aiming for maximum usability, so it seems quite improbable
>> anything will change.
> Hey Eduard, I'm Tom and it's a pleasure to meet you!  :)
> I've been a long time GIMP user and the new save/export behavior was a
> surprise to me as well, but I actually like the new behavior since I
> tend to save in XCF format more frequently, which prevents me from
> making accidental mistakes.  In the past, I would open an image file,
> forget to save it as a XCF file first, make some changes to it, save the
> file (either clobbering the original or saving it as a new file), and
> then later regret NOT saving to XCF format because I would want to make
> further modifications later or to find out which font I had used, if I
> added text, etc.
> The new behavior forces me to be more conscious about my saving action,
> which I think is a good thing.  I also agree with adding a setting to
> control the save behavior, so users can choose which method suits them best.
> With regard to all the discussion about "Linux" in all this, we can't
> forget the numbers of people who use GIMP on Windows and the "Freedom of
> Linux" doesn't relate to that platform. 
> As for Audacity, I'm running Audacity 2.0.3 on Ubuntu 13.04 Linux
> (64-bit) right now. I have a MP3 audio file loaded and when I click the
> "File" menu, the save options are "Save Project", "Save Project As", and
> "Save Compressed Copy of Project".  Then, I have two Export options,
> "Export" and "Export Multiple".  I made a change to the audio track and
> tried to close Audacity and it prompted me to save the project (.AUP)
> file and stated if I wanted to save in another audio format, I must use
> the "File > Export" function.  Maybe Audacity on Windows behaves
> differently.
> Peace...
> Tom
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