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Re-editing Images

Apr 6, 2011, 15:16
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Re-editing Images
When you create an image and lets say you save it as .png, is there a way to re-edit that image again.

I guess a better question is: when you create an image, and save it lets say as a .jpg or whatever. Is it 'good practice' to save the image again with a different extension such as Gimps .XCF extension to allow you to edit that image again.

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Apr 6, 2011, 15:39
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RE: Re-editing Images
Yes... saving to JPG/PNG loses information (layers, paths, saved selections, guides...) that would be very handy if you have to rework the image. Storage is cheap. Time (necessary to recover lost info when saving to JPG) is money.

In fact as far as I know, in future versions, "save" will always be to XCF, for other formats you'll have to use "export".

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Apr 6, 2011, 17:01
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RE: Re-editing Images
Yep you have to us Export now for Saving as PNG. Big Grin
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