Re: [Gimp-user] HATE the new save vs. export behavior

On 05/16/2012 10:13 AM, Sicofante wrote:
“Save as…” means “save to a new file with a different name and/or format”.

“Export” means “put the contents of the current document in a file of a nature this app isn’t intended to 
handle”. (At the same time “Import” means “bring data from an alien file and convert it into what this app is 
intended to handle”.) For instance, saving a spreadsheet to a text file or a word processing document to a 
non-editable file format (PDF or picture). In the Gimp, Export should be reserved for PDF, ASCII art or any 
other file type that isn’t a picture.
A picture isn't always editable... You cannot really re-edit a GIF, for instance, because if you need new colors you are definitely not going to have the same result as if you had edited the original XCF and exported it to GIF again.

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