Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP user friendliness suggestion

On Fri, 2018-11-16 at 14:41 -0500, Steve Kinney wrote:

Ultimately, Save vs. Export is just a semantic issue:

The GIMP "saves" image editing projects as XCF files, with all
channels, paths, etc. intact.  XCF is the GIMP's native file format.

The GIMP "exports" images from editing projects into flat file
intended for display or print only, typically with some loss of
resolution compared to their XCF 'master' files.

i think one reason it's a problem is that it's asymmetric - you can
"open" a JPEG or PNG file, rather than "import"ing one. Maybe renaming
Open to Open/Import" would reduce the confusion, i'm not sure.


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