On 11/03/13 17:53, Ian H wrote: > I recently encountered a very frustrating situation and am wondering > if it's a bug or "feature". > > I was working on an image, it was quite big, 7000 px wide, 6000 tall > but only 5 quite simple layers, the .xcf is 7.8MB. > > All of a sudden after pasting from another .xcf file (which I had just > 10+ times with no similar result) I moved the pasted part, the image > was pretty much finished and I went up to click file>export and > everything between "open recent" and "quit" in the file menu was grey. > No chance to save or export and it appears half an hour of work lost. > It was as if the file menu didn't think I had a file open, but if I > scrolled accross to the filters menu for example, they were available > for selection which they are not when you have no image open. I could > edit the image and change layer visibilities and do what I wanted to > the image - except save it. I had flash backs to darker days of > shareware version of lesser softer titles on proprietary systems. In a > moment of frustration I hit the little "x" to resign for the night and > it warned me to save before closing.. I hit save as the only option > was to overwrite a file I didn;t really want to overwrite but I did > and then wrote this. > > Any ideas? It's 2.8.6 running on an up to date ubuntu 13.10 on a high end PC.
To at least save the work and preserve the original, rename the original .xcf file outside of gimp, then do the save before quitting. I am running 2.8.6 on fbsd and have never seen this. I have images a lot larger than that (41,000 x 3,000 px) and have had no problem other than running out of temp file space. In that case, the gimp warned me and I reconfigured; so I don't think it is related to the image size. Were there any error messages in the console display? I don't know under what circumstances the items under the file menu are greyed out other than no image; even if the image is read-only they are still active, so it's a total mystery to me. It does sound like it somehow got its head wedged thinking no file was open. I presume you can't reproduce the problem? Gary _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list