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

Robert Krawitz (rlk alum mit edu) wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:44:12 +0100, Simon Budig wrote:
> > Layer information lost.

(Note that this was just a specific scenario to answer Albertos Question
if there is a workflow that actually loses data. Not intended as a new
argument or anything)

> Fine.  But after this happens once or twice, users will understand
> what's going on.  It really isn't necessary for everyone to be
> inconvenienced, with no way out, just to protect inexperienced users.

That the "saved" flag gets set after an export to JPEG is just wrong. It
has bitten users regardless of their experience. Even worse: Even typing
a filename ending in ".xcf" doesn't guraantee that a xcf actually gets
saved: you could have selected the jpeg filetype manually in the drop
down box manually.

True, this is a contrieved example, but the whole point is, that it is
not easy to tell at any given time, if an image currently is saved
"safely" or "unsafely". Sure, people with good memorizing capabilities
can track the state, but they shouldn't have to.


              simon budig de    

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