Re: [Gimp-developer] Bring back normal handling of other file formats

peter sikking wrote:

> yes it does. you cannot go through save if it is not safe.

"Safe" is a value judgement. The assumption being made is that preserving
every possible detail that gimp can create overrides every other consideration.

Many users will not agree that this is the case in every or even most situations.
If they are opening a .jpg file, it's already in a lossy format, so it's quite
possible (even probable) that they are happy if further loss occurs. If they open
a .tiff, then they may be quite happy to save just what a .tiff will hold
(ie. all the pixel values), and not care about what other stuff gimp has
invented internally.

Certainly the utility of an image manipulation program seems impaired if
it can't open/edit/save an image without jumping through hoops.

Graeme Gill.

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