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

On 11/19/2012 12:50 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Alberto Mardegan wrote:
>> for my needs was optimal; but I would also like to try to address the
>> problems that the new export functionality tries to solve, except that I
>> don' have a clear idea of what they are (except the image quality for
>> compressed formats).
> There must be a reason why one group of people keeps linking to
> and
>, and another group of
> people carefully ignores these links.

I swear I read them and I think that I understood the rationale. But
that's note the same thing as saying that I understand what was wrong
with the save functionality in 2.6 (because I still don't).

>> Is it actually possible for a user to lose the layers when saving to
>> JPEG with gimp 2.6? The JPEG plugin asks to flatten the image, at which
>> points the users would cancel the process if he really cares about them.
> You seem to be under impression that people actually read text in prompts :)

Maybe many don't, but at least they can't blame you for that, can they? :-)
I mean, you can get burnt by this issue once, indeed. But the second
time you'll be more careful -- and in any case you can't blame the gimp
developers if you didn't read a questions which appeared while saving
your extremely important file. :-)

>> Or do you have reports when this did not occur for some reasons?

It seems that it happened with 2.8, so we could reverse the reasoning
and say that the new changes don't help.
Though I agree that losing layers with 2.8 is much more difficult, you
will never be able to protect those users who don't carefully read your
dialog messages...
I would argue that gimp's target users are those who are attentive
enough to read the questions presented to them before clicking on a
button, and also know that JPEG is a lossy format.


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