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Reducing resolution

May 19, 2014, 04:37
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Reducing resolution
I'm unable to increase the compression for some reason. I've just downloaded the latest version of GIMP to a new laptop. Previously on my old laptop, I could do a SAVE AS and would be taken to a pop-up menu allowing compression. Now, SAVE AS does only that. But what's worse is that my JPG-format photo gets changed to an .xcf suffix filename by default. If I manually changed it to .jpg (as it exists when I click to open) it won't permit the save.

So: what's going on? Why is the filename suffix being automatically changed, and why doesn't it present the QUALITY pop-up to allow me to lower the resolution and drop the file size?

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RickA
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May 19, 2014, 04:52
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RE: Reducing resolution
(May 19, 2014 04:37)RickA Wrote:  I'm unable to increase the compression for some reason. I've just downloaded the latest version of GIMP to a new laptop. Previously on my old laptop, I could do a SAVE AS and would be taken to a pop-up menu allowing compression. Now, SAVE AS does only that. But what's worse is that my JPG-format photo gets changed to an .xcf suffix filename by default. If I manually changed it to .jpg (as it exists when I click to open) it won't permit the save.

So: what's going on? Why is the filename suffix being automatically changed, and why doesn't it present the QUALITY pop-up to allow me to lower the resolution and drop the file size?

Thanks
RickA
Hi RickA

Since the release of Gimp version 2.8 the save function only allows saving of xcf files.
You must now use the Export options when saving jpg, png etc.
Ctrl-E is the shortcut to export.
And it is under the File menu too.
See below for the explanations.
http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.8.html
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-introductio...s-new.html
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