I also find GIMP's save-as behaviour very strange, but I have understood
that there is no use in longer discussion about that. For the future I
have two suggestions:
1) Allow for more user preferences.
Why not leave the choice to me whether I would like to be warned when
saving in a lossy format? The discussion has at least pointed out that
workflows are a very personal matter. I have so far never saved any file
in Gimp's native format.
2) Nowadays it is rather easy to organise a questionaire via the Internet.
The developers could thus find out about users' expectations and
preferences more easily then in former times. Well, I guess this
approach also has its shortcomings, but one could try. Didn't the Open
Office developers proceed this way lately?
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