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No option for saving to JPEG

Nov 23, 2013, 23:41
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No option for saving to JPEG
I bought a new camera yesterday and downloaded GIMP because my version of Photoshop is too old to run on this computer. Shot a few images with the camera, brought them into GIMP, edited, saved as JPEG and sent them to a friend. No problems.

Today I shot some more photos and was going to send them to a friend. After I resized them, I tried to save the new file as JPEG and there was no option to do so. I even opened one of yesterday's camera files and tried to save that as a JPEG, and still didn't see the option. All I get is something called .xcf.

I looked at the tutorial, and it said to make sure the mode was set to RGB. It was; I'd never changed this. It seems I've broken something, but I don't know where to look in order to fix it. Do you have some suggestions?

Thank you.
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Nov 24, 2013, 00:45
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RE: No option for saving to JPEG
Thank you very much. I'm glad to know it wasn't my general incompetence that led me to miss something obvious. I must have updated my version of GIMP after doing the test images.
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Nov 24, 2013, 08:42
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RE: No option for saving to JPEG
When you get to the latest Gimp 2.8.8 you get this warning if you try and "Save" that jpeg. Click on the link and it takes you to the "Export" dialog.

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Nov 25, 2013, 20:15
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RE: No option for saving to JPEG
Now that I've learned it, the "Export" way of doing things is good. I used to have to be careful not to overwrite the original with the JPEG for Web use. I like the fact that exporting is a separate act, and doesn't affect the main image. I used to use "Save As..." all the time, but sometimes I'd forget.
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