[Gimp-developer] Include exported filename/options in XCF data

This is a tangent related to the matter that the first time you do an export command from a GIMP session 
there is no practical difference between Ctrl+E (Export) and Shift+Ctrl+E (Export To).  Now, of course, the 
first time you do a Save command there is no difference between Ctrl+S (Save) and Shift+Ctrl+S (Save As) but 
this is not what makes the export shortcut an issue.

The saved filename is effectively kept between GIMP sessions.
The last-exported filename is not.

If you only ever do one export per GIMP session, you will never see any difference between Ctrl+E and 
Shift+Ctrl+E.  (Likewise, in an import/overwrite based workflow there is no difference between Ctrl+E and 
Shift+Ctrl+E either, because Overwrite is not the same command or shortcut as Export.)

So the suggestion here is that when you save your XCF file, the file should record a block of data for the 
last used export filename and its associated options.  If you have a workflow where you regularly export to 
the same target filename (but generally only once per GIMP session) this would be an improvement over the 
current behavior because GIMP then does not have to keep confirming that you're overwriting a file that 
exists or keep prompting you for export options.

-- Stratadrake
strata_ranger hotmail com
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