Re: [Gimp-user] Save v Export behaviour

Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:37:26 +1100
From: disposableemail apps opensourcelaw biz
To: gimp-user-list gnome org
Subject: [Gimp-user] Save v Export behaviour

More useful I think would be a 
dialog which identified for what I was about to lose (transparency, 
layers or whatever) in the target format, and then accepted my decision 
(and cleaned whatever dirty flag is set on edits) if I clicked ok.  
Harder to implement though I imagine.

Telling you what you'd lose is precisely what 2.6 did.  It was a useful trivia but it's not really relevant 
to 2.8's save/export model.

Cleaning the 'dirty' flag after export isn't going to happen - there is a user-made GIMP plug-in that will do 
this for you (it adds an "Export & Clean" type command to the File menu) but the core behavior isn't 
negotiable :(

Tip: From 2.8 (.4 I think) onward will inform you if there are no changes since the last export; the warning 
message will inform you the file was recently exported so you can use this to make your own judgement about 
whether it's safe to close.

There is however a GIMP plug-in that does an export and cleans the dirty flag, but the core behavior is not 
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