Re: [Gimp-developer] Save/export, option to go back to old behaviour

On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:47:53 -0200, libre wanderer wrote:
> Em 19-11-2012 00:08, Graeme Gill escreveu:
>> Alexia Death wrote:
>>> >Even the act of loading a file into memory as pixel data and then
>>> >recompressing on save is lossy for lossy formats and grayscale formats
>>> >outright destroy information if the original is color. It is not
>> This type of argument simply doesn't hold water. A file that
>> holds the image data in a lossily compressed format positively
>> indicates that this is what the user intends. They have chosen
>> a certain image quality vs. file size tradeoff, and not maintaining
>> this choice is discarding the users preferences.
> Sorry, I don't think is a good idea to base development decisions
> /suposing/ that the user knows /all/ of what he is doing. If an user
> don't understand loss of data and is never warned, he/she will keep
> saving over the file and increasingly losing data. It is much more
> 'humane' to start by the premise that the user should be warned.

It's not very "humane" to keep warning the user even if the user knows
perfectly well what s/he is doing and for one reason or another just
doesn't care.

This whole notion of the .xcf file being the "project" file, and
everything else being derivative, is fine in principle.  But it's being
taken to the extreme of not recognizing that some things just aren't
worth making into a full-blown project.
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