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How to export as png

Mar 18, 2014, 12:27 (This post was last modified: Mar 18, 2014 13:00 by kudorgyozo.)
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How to export as png
This is insane. I am trying to put a white background layer in a transparent png resize it and save it as a png for the last 2 hours. Unfortunately it is impossible to do it. Gimp says unable to save. What have you done to gimp to make it this stupid? I am using the export option. Im on mac 10.9
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Mar 18, 2014, 13:14 (This post was last modified: Mar 18, 2014 13:18 by kudorgyozo.)
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RE: How to export as png
(Mar 18, 2014 13:00)paynekj Wrote:  How about you talk us through every step you take and don't leave out any details - for instance, are you trying to export to the same folder as the source image, or somewhere different?

And don't forget to include your operating system and version of GIMP you are using (2.6.7 or 2.8.10 etc)

Kevin

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Quote:What have you done to gimp to make it this stupid?
If that comment was aimed at GIMP developers, you're wasting your time making it here as we don't know of any of the developers that come to this forum.

I'm on a Mac 10.9.1, using gimp 2.8.10

Steps to reproduce
- Open a png
- make some edits (you can skip this step)
- do export as png (i save the file as a NEW file so that it doesn't try to write to something that is read-only, in a different folder (desktop))
- result: http://postimg.org/image/ycn29u43t/

btw I've used gimp before, on mac and windows and it wasn't this stupid, I didn't have any problems with it. It also allowed me to save as png. To me this new version is a huge step backwards.


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Mar 19, 2014, 10:19
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RE: How to export as png
It only happens for png. Jpeg works. A workaround I found is to:

- make a new image with the same size I want to open
- do a File -> Open as layers, select the png I want to edit. -
- make some changes.
- export as png.
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Mar 19, 2014, 10:57
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RE: How to export as png
I think the work around points to a permission problem with the original file(s).
Making a new file and it will be read-write and owned by you.

I can get this in linux by setting the file to read only.

[Image: SxWE1ED.jpg]

Obviously will not export back to itself but does export to a new location.
So maybe it is an ownership issue. Strange that it is for all png's though.

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Mar 19, 2014, 16:40
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RE: How to export as png
(Mar 19, 2014 13:50)ofnuts Wrote:  Perhaps the file is held open by another image viewer/editor? In that case the file is readable by other applications (such as Gimp) but not writable.

Yep, could be that. There are a few reports for other applications that fail to save in OSX.

typical http://www.macworld.com/article/2038430/...-save.html

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