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GIMP won't let me save jpg to xcf

Sep 23, 2012, 03:50
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GIMP won't let me save jpg to xcf
I was cruising along in gimp saving jpg t0 xcf in a folder when suddenly when I clicked "save as" I got the open window listing all the files again and I could not save to xcf. Tried other files, same thing. Shut down the computer and restarted gimp again, same thing.
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Sep 23, 2012, 08:19
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RE: GIMP won't let me save jpg to xcf
Gimp 2.8 or 2.6? Did you install any plugins recently? What filetypes do you see in the filetype selector at the bottom of the file selection dialog? And if in 2.8, does it look like the "save" or like the "export" dialog?

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Sep 24, 2012, 02:23
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RE: GIMP won't let me save jpg to xcf
(Sep 23, 2012 03:50)dogman Wrote:  I was cruising along in gimp saving jpg t0 xcf in a folder when suddenly when I clicked "save as" I got the open window listing all the files again and I could not save to xcf. Tried other files, same thing. Shut down the computer and restarted gimp again, same thing.
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Sep 24, 2012, 02:28
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Thank you. I use 2.6, no plugins at the moment. When I click the file type selector at the bottom of the dialog i.e go from the plus sign to minus. many file types are revealed. starting w/ xcf & then everything else from A-Z.
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Sep 24, 2012, 06:05
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Select "XCF" and see how it goes. Did you try to change the file name, in case the original file is read-only?

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Sep 25, 2012, 04:56
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Thanks. I selected xcf and that worked. However, after I then work on the image and go to save it back to jpg, the blue save icon now appears at the very bottom of the screen, visible , beneath the bottom bar but unreachable. I can't raise the window up enough to access it. Tried shrinking window, but no go. This didn't happed when I saved to xcf.
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Sep 25, 2012, 04:56
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Thanks. I selected xcf and that worked. However, after I then work on the image and go to save it back to jpg, the blue save icon now appears at the very bottom of the screen, visible , beneath the bottom bar but unreachable. I can't raise the window up enough to access it. Tried shrinking window, but no go. This didn't happed when I saved to xcf.
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Sep 25, 2012, 05:55
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(Sep 25, 2012 04:56)dogman Wrote:  Thanks. I selected xcf and that worked. However, after I then work on the image and go to save it back to jpg, the blue save icon now appears at the very bottom of the screen, visible , beneath the bottom bar but unreachable. I can't raise the window up enough to access it. Tried shrinking window, but no go. This didn't happed when I saved to xcf.
Would you have a screen capture of that?

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Sep 25, 2012, 21:26
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I would if I knew how to do that. Basicly, picture a big window titled Save Image from top to bottom, in 2 parts. The upper part, from L-R, shows Places, Names, and Preview. The lower part , below File Type, is a list of all the file type options, w/ a scroll bar. The blue Save icon is beaneath the translucent bottom bar that has (in Windows) Start, windows Explorer, the big blue Explorer icon, etc. , visible but unusable.
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Sep 26, 2012, 17:20
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Quote:Would you have a screen capture of that?

Quote:I would if I knew how to do that.

As I was passing I thought I'd mention that to make a screen capture in Gimp click on File, then Create, then Screen Shot. If you need to do a Windows screen capture fire up the Snipping tool, this can be found under Accessories, and click on the window you want to capture.

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Sep 26, 2012, 19:37
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(Sep 25, 2012 21:26)dogman Wrote:  I would if I knew how to do that. Basicly, picture a big window titled Save Image from top to bottom, in 2 parts. The upper part, from L-R, shows Places, Names, and Preview. The lower part , below File Type, is a list of all the file type options, w/ a scroll bar. The blue Save icon is beaneath the translucent bottom bar that has (in Windows) Start, windows Explorer, the big blue Explorer icon, etc. , visible but unusable.
With Gimp, "File/Create/From screenshot" but maybe it doesn't work when Gimp is shio,g a "modal" dialog (unless you use a delayed snapshot).

Also, IIRC, on Windows Ctrl-PrintScreen copies the screen to the clipboard. Then you can use Gimp "File/Create/From clipboard", or, in despair, use MS-Paint and paste Smile There are also plenty of utilities for this.

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