Either way, this is a much more civil argument then "you developers are doodieheads for not doing it my way" aka the way this thread started in the first place.




On 8/9/2013 1:44 PM, Ofnuts wrote:
On 08/09/2013 09:09 PM, Daniel wrote:
On Fri, 2013-08-09 at 21:02 +0200, Ofnuts wrote:
On 08/09/2013 12:42 PM, pitibonom wrote:
It's quite natural to hope saving a pic in the format it has been loaded. Load a jpg ? ok, modify it and save it as jpg. Why is it natural ? just because jpg format ( though it degrades the image quality at each save, but this is another question ) is red by ALL tools, unlike xcf that cannot even be used as import in
any tool.
Hmmm.

   * Open your favorite spreadsheet application.
   * Load a CSV.
   * Create complicated formulas to compute more values.
   * Save as CSV, "naturally"

Oops. What were these formulas again?

Sorry, but that's a really bad argument for Gimp.  After all, much
metadata is lost when it imports photos and other images which contain
metadata.

Please be specific. If I:

- load a JPG in Gimp (2.8.2 Linux ADM64)
- save as XCF
- exit Gimp
- restart Gimp
- open saved XCF
- export as JPG
- run "exiftool -l" on both original and re-saved JPG, redirecting to file
- diff the two Exif file

I don't see any difference between the two Exif files that cannot be explained by the editing (portrait image gets rotated, for instance). But all the original Exif data (shot date, focal length, lens manufacturer, whatever...) is still there.



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