> Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:30:23 +0100
> From: for...@gimpusers.com
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> Subject: [Gimp-user] HATE the new save vs. export behavior
> >Just wanted to add yet another voice to the "really annoyed" list.
> >That is all.
> I came here and other gimp related sites to try to find some solution to
> asking settings of exporting/saving an image in jpeg format and to bypass the
> dialog saying it was unsaved
The first part -- prompting you for the export settings -- is actually expected
to happen the first export per image session. Depending on which filetype
you're outputting to, some settings could make or break compatibility with
specific apps (e.g. I seem to recall one of the BMP export options doing
precisely this, if it was set wrong then Win32 APIs refused to read the file) .
At least some export types (e.g. JPG) allow you to save and load export
As for the second part, confirm closing of exported-not-saved images,
personally I would prefer this to be a preferences option but I've never seen
any support for the idea expressed by GIMP devs. (Though I haven't exactly
been tracking it, either.) However, didn't somebody make a plug-in that calls
the Export command then resets the image's dirty flag? It does not replace the
existing Export command but it would save you the extra prompt when closing the
On a tangent (feel free to split this), I typically run GIMP in single-window
mode and I would really like an option that if more than one image is open in
SWM, closing the window will ALWAYS prompt if you want to do this, regardless
of whether those images are saved. (Analogous to Firefox prompting if you want
to close a window that has multiple open tabs on it.)
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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