> Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:50:01 -0500
> From: mdmp...@gmail.com
> To: email@example.com; etter...@gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] gimp users matter
> > And, Liam, I believe this is what you're asking. In 2.8, I save every few
> > minutes with File > Save. I see a brief less than a second progress bar
> > but nothing changes. All is well. At some point later, the picture is
> > (more or less, sort of) finished,
> > and I want to send it somewhere. I go through four steps: File > Save
> > (just to be sure) and then File > export. I confirm,
> > a longer (10 seconds?) progress bar, and then the image is gone. No
> > there. Yes, I can still open it with Digikam or
> > Gimp's File > Open Recent, or with Gimp's document history, and maybe I
> > need to just accept that.
> Could it be that the window containing your image is crashing while the
> rest of the UI is not crashing? Or is the window still there, with the
> proper file name and the image just gone? I do not know if 2.6 has
> "single window mode" (under the window menu) but if you were in that
> mode you might preserve your image (or crash the interface completely).
> Do you get the same results whether exporting to jpg, png, or other
> formats? If you are already working in single window mode try getting
> out of it and see if that makes a difference.
If something is crashing internally then GIMP should quite visibly inform you
about it. And (in my experience at least) GIMP is generally pretty hard to
Also, single-window mode was added in 2.8. GIMP 2.6 did not have it.
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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