[Gimp-developer] Fwd: Re: present xcf as what it is, a gimp project file format

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Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] present xcf as what it is, a gimp project file format
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:58:52 -0400
From: Nicolas Robidoux <nicolas robidoux gmail com>
To: gg <gg catking net>

You realize you only replied to me?

Opps, wrong button, Thanks. ;)

On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM, gg <gg catking net> wrote:
On 06/16/12 18:54, Nicolas Robidoux wrote:

- to really Save the contents of the file has to match what is
on the screen (save, quit, restart, open file: no change--undo
history excepted). this is not just a good idea, this is the law.
breaking the law: usability blooper.

Indeed, if "Save is lossless" is a law, "Save" has to be to XCF, and
something else has to be used to "save" to any other format.

Nonetheless, I can't help but think that few people would buy a gun
that makes it hard to shoot yourself in the foot.

No matter how sensical the feature.

Because most of us like to shoot first and ask questions later.

Most of use like to be treated like intelligent beings, not being forced or
told how we "should" be working.

How many "top level" marksmen would want a gun that only did what the
designer thought was "safe" ?

Indeed, if "Save is lossless" is a law,

There are no laws. GUI design does not come down from Mt Sinai on blocks of
stone. If the spec does not work in some way it may need to be changed. That
is what is being discussed.


Nicolas Robidoux
Image processing and applied mathematics consultant
nicolas robidoux gmail com

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