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Saving in Gimp

Nov 19, 2012, 17:52 (This post was last modified: Nov 19, 2012 17:55 by digitalprinter03.)
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Saving in Gimp
Hi I cannot save images in jpg or tiff. Please can anyone help?
I am using a Mac.
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Nov 20, 2012, 17:13
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(Nov 19, 2012 21:32)ofnuts Wrote:  Since 2.8, you have to use File/Export to "save" to formats that cannot save the complete Gimp information (layers/selections/paths).

Thanks I see it now but a rather complicated way for saving.
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Nov 21, 2012, 17:18
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Thanks

(Nov 20, 2012 18:11)ofnuts Wrote:  Save remains simple (Ctrl-S). Exporting (not much more complicated, Ctrl-E) has just been made a different thing (otherwise you can save to JPG, and exit, and lose your precious layers in the process).
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Dec 13, 2012, 14:51
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I understand what the developers are trying to achieve here but the end result is that opening a JPG, editing it and re-saving it is now a pain in the neck. It requires the file to be re-exported offering all sorts of options to overwrite the wrong image. Trying to pass this off as a feature really doesn't wash.

I have read a few comments proclaiming to be from the developers or representing the developers saying something to the effect of "its a feature and those of us that don't like it should use another tool". If the attitude of the GIMP development team is really that they want to discourage its use as a JPG editor then fine but that really does seem a very narrow minded and petty attitude to take. Given the number of people complaining about this I think this decision should be re-thought, if I tried to save a JPEG with layers on 2.6.2 it warned me, if i still blat my layers, I ignored the warning, thats my problem. Surely some sort of warning was more than sufficient, why enforce it? Do I really need to go look somewhere else for an editor?
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Dec 13, 2012, 17:58
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@bgoth
Quote:Do I really need to go look somewhere else for an editor?

In would say... Yes
Go and use something else, because you will never be happy with Gimp.

If you find clicking on a button that says 'export' so much more difficult than clicking on a button that says 'save' then you definitely need something much, much simpler.

Open a "wxyz.jpg" file and cannot easily export it, there is a "overwrite wxyz.jpg" already set up for you, how difficult is that.

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Dec 13, 2012, 18:05
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Probably you do but as it is free to use you cannot expect the earth.
Good points you make with which I agree. If they said that resaving jpgs is bad because it loses detail each time you resave they would be right. I don't think they mean that or care. I like to use tiffs for permanent saving, although DVD players will not work with tiffs, which is a great pity.
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Dec 24, 2012, 15:21
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GIMP development has been taken over by some autistic graphics editing nazi's who have essentially broken the user interface and are annoying everyone, by making GIMP use a different behavior. Its not only me, my 22 yr old son has gone back to fireworks and my colleague at work nearly had a mental fit after ubuntu updated gimp----why can't I f**king save---he shouted at it.
Because some graphics purists---who probably can quote verbation from "the annotated C++" book have taken over the human interaction and made it ultra annoying, I said, use EXPORT OFF THE file menu, or change photo editor....
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Dec 24, 2012, 15:27
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(Dec 13, 2012 17:58)rich2005 Wrote:  @bgoth
Quote:Do I really need to go look somewhere else for an editor?

In would say... Yes
Go and use something else, because you will never be happy with Gimp.

If you find clicking on a button that says 'export' so much more difficult than clicking on a button that says 'save' then you definitely need something much, much simpler.

Open a "wxyz.jpg" file and cannot easily export it, there is a "overwrite wxyz.jpg" already set up for you, how difficult is that.

I was very very happy with GIMP until 2.8.
Put a warning dialog box up maybe, but WHO REALLY WANTS GIGANTIC XSF (or whatever) files cluttering up everything ???????
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