Bob you are indeed correct as the image is held in the memory not a file type,
the point I was trying to make was that the image is no longer a .jpg. I
believe there is a little confusion here generally with what Helen is trying to
do. I think she needs several scaled images.
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On 16 Jun 2013, at 06:54, Bob Long <b...@oblong.com.au> wrote:
> Andrew & Bridget wrote,
>> When you open a image in GIMP you are basically importing any image type
>> into the software, so whilst you are editing in GIMP it is no longer a
>> .jpg or .tif or other that you opened it is a .xcf file, hence why you
>> now export. Where previous versions you opened a .jpg and you saved to
>> .jpg, it was still a .xcf file while you where editing it but the
>> software automatically saved it back to the format you opened it in,
>> unless you selected .xcf or others to save it too.
> I think there is some confusion here. As I understand it, when an image
> is open in GIMP and is being edited, the image you see is the display on
> screen of an "arrangement of pixels in memory", rather than a .xcf (or
> any other file format) file.
> And that has been the process even before the change to the save/export
> That is, .xcf. .jpg, and any other file to which you end up saving are
> file formats, not what is currently being edited in memory.
> It's only when you save (which GIMP now limits to the .xcf file format),
> or export (to other file formats), that the "arrangement of pixels in
> memory" is rearranged again for whatever the on-disk file format requires.
> Bob Long
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