On Friday, August 19, 2011, David Gowers (kampu) wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Paul Le Grice <plegr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am new to Gimp and want to use it to create individual body maps of
> > skin lesions by drawing on a body part template and pasting to patient
> > notes.
> > 
> >  However, when I save a body map as a template, I can't seem to access
> >  it
> > 
> > again to modify.  Am I overlooking something?
> > thanks
> Yes. A template currently isn't a full image, just the basic
> characteristics like Width, Height, and (possibly, don't remember for
> sure) Fill . Until such time as full XCF templates are implemented, I
> suggest instead making the base body map, copying the XCF you just made,
> and finally creating a custom launcher which passes the path of that XCF
> to GIMP. Then every time you needed to create a new record, use that
> launcher. That way you would immediately have that base XCF loaded,
> ready to make a modified version from, each time you start GIMP.

Also, once you make this "stock" xcf file, remember change the permissions to 
read only so you will be forced to use save as when creating a newrecord 
from it. 

see ya
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