On 06.04.2014 at 04:52 A.M Gary Aitken wrote
I'm frustrated by large storage requirements for xcf files resulting from
processing many jpg image files. [...]
Are there any plugins, or is any work being done / planned, on some means to
save (even a selected set of) operations so the result can be reconstructed
from the original? It would save me many GB of space.
besides the original payload data (here: image information) every file
additional technical information for the application's internal use.
This explains it from a
technical point of view. From a user's point of view: yes, you are
right. Thank you for pointing it out.
As far as I know there's at least a chance for improvement with the
switch to GEGL in GIMP 2.10.
GEGL is a graphics library for non-destructive image editing. This means
it internally stores the set
of processing commands instead of bulks of image data. User of RAW photo
this as 'receipt'. Indeed, such a receipt can be stored in a very small
GEGL itself (separately from GIMP) stores receipts in XML files. For
more information about a new,
GEGL-based file format for GIMP Mitch could be able to tell more.
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