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Hello from AbriPix

May 26, 2017, 23:53 (This post was last modified: May 27, 2017 00:20 by abrimaal.)
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Hello from AbriPix
Hello everybody,
I've been using GIMP as the default image editor. I have some questions and ideas, but I don't know where to ask yet.
What I would like to know
- how to save .jpg using Save
- how to disable "unsaved image" dialog when it is saved in its original format
- how to change main window and background colours
- how to preview an image in another viewer when opening
- how to open the next file in the active directory using a kbd shortcut
- how to apply the same filters / sequence of effects on many images in a batch and save them with new names
ideas
- file extension in a separate text field (it's not easy to find the . <- dot)
- skip scanning fonts at startup (read fonts when working with text)
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May 27, 2017, 07:56 (This post was last modified: May 27, 2017 07:58 by rich2005.)
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RE: Hello from AbriPix
You might have noticed from the posting dates that this forum has been dead then come back. Problem is everyone has gone home. However some interesting question. Most can be answered if you search a bit more, so first and last post

Quote:What I would like to know

- how to save .jpg using Save

Well you can not. There are very good reasons for using Save for Gimp native format (.xcf, .xcfgz ...)
and Export for everything else. It is no more difficult to go File->Export as it is File->Save.

Quote:- how to disable "unsaved image" dialog when it is saved in its original format

This is probably why you want to use Save, to get away from Export and the nag message. There are plugins that get round this. Try the Saver plugin from http://shallowsky.com/software/gimp-save/ Even better if you assign a shortcut key to it. I use 'Y' one of the few unassigned keys.
Warning. There is no going back, it will overwrite the file.

Quote:- how to change main window and background colours

You probably need to change the Gimp theme. There are plenty around, especially horrible dark themes.

Quote:- how to preview an image in another viewer when opening

Depends on the viewer. Some have a setting for Open with external editor XnViewMP is one to try.

Quote:- how to open the next file in the active directory using a kbd shortcut

There are plugins to do this have a look through this, there are links there to scripts/plugins.
http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=...processing

Quote:- how to apply the same filters / sequence of effects on many images in a batch and save them with new names

It depends if the filter can be used but BIMP is a Gimp plugin for batch processing. Otherwise you need to write your own script/plugin.


Quote:ideas
- file extension in a separate text field (it's not easy to find the . <- dot)

Well, I do not understand that one, but the place for requests/wishes is https://bugzilla.gnome.org/

Quote:- skip scanning fonts at startup (read fonts when working with text)
That might be either start with no Fonts in which case use the -f switch
-f, --no-fonts
Do not load any fonts. This is useful to load GIMP faster for scripts that do not use fonts, or to find problems related to malformed fonts that hang GIMP.

or
Load Gimp fonts (not fonts you have installed system wide - never a good idea) as and when required. There are plugins for this try: https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Brushe...07#pid2107 for information.

best of luck.

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