Re: [Gimp-user] Tired of losing images due to "exporting" instead of saving as png/jpg.

Bodo Eggert wrote on 20/02/15 10:00:

first I need to grumble about the only-xcf-is-saving-misfeature. I
rarely have images where I need layers or other data, and even if I do,
I'll be warned. But I have to "export" it instead, and that leaves me
with no way to tell weather I'll lose my work by closing an image window
- and thus, I just had to redo a scan.

I don't understand why you would have had to redo a scan. If you are not
sure if you did an export, couldn't you just re-export the image?

I have absolutely no need to keep additional .xcf-files around or a
possibility to use them. Having a .jpg/png to use and a .xcf for keeping
the "I have saved"-flag is a burden, and even if I started doing it, I
know I'd someday forget to export and use an outdated .jpg instead of
the corrected version.

I'm planning to fix it - by going back to 2.6 if I must. I'd prefer to
have a patch for 2.8 or a patched version that can safe .jpg files,
therefore I'd like to know weather somebody has done this.

Anyway, try:

Bob Long

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