Re: [Gimp-developer] Useability enhancement request: unified/expanded file export dialog

On 11/03/15 14:26, Elle Stone wrote:

3. Scaling upon export:

When exporting an image for display on the web, the image usually needs to be resized, and sometimes you might want to make some additional edits at the reduced size before the final export. But not always. It would be convenient to have the option to scale the image as part of the file export dialog, leaving the GIMP XCF file at the original size.

For current Gimp there is the "Save for Web" plug-in that lets you crop/scale the image. However it's not uncommon to do a little bit of sharpening after a downscale, or maybe add some watermark... Better take the habit to use Image>Duplicate. This creates an "untitled" image to there is little risk to overwrite the original image with a scaled down version(*).

(*) in the "belt-cum-suspenders" series, shouldn't Gimp issue a warning when saving an image if it detects that the image has been scaled down/cropped? This is another case of potential accidental loss of data. **ducks for cover**

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