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[Solved] "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?

Jun 9, 2012, 19:13 (This post was last modified: Jun 9, 2012 19:58 by DavidBrennan.)
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[Solved] "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
I downloaded this plug-in which lets you save all layers as individual images at one time:

http://registry.gimp.org/node/15617

It's obviously hugely useful....but I can never find the resulting files, and, as far as I can tell, it doesn't allow you to just, ya know, pick a directory that you want to use. (On 2.6, I think they always went either to "My Pictures" or the folder of the source files. But now I'm on 2.8 and I can't find them anywhere.)

Can anybody please say where the resulting images go with this plug-in on 2.8?
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Jun 9, 2012, 19:40
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RE: "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
I'm not too fluent in Scheme, but it looks like if the pattern contains a directory, this path will be used to save the file. Otherwise, all files go in the working directory for Gimp, which you can set in the shortcut/icon/link used to start Gimp.

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Jun 9, 2012, 19:42
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RE: "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
(Jun 9, 2012 19:40)ofnuts Wrote:  ....Otherwise, all files go in the working directory for Gimp, which you can set in the shortcut/icon/link used to start Gimp.
Because the files are not located in the source file folder, they must be here. But I'm not sure what you mean by "shortcut/icon/link". Can you explain that? (Note that I use Windows XP, so if that's something related to Linux, then maybe that explains why I don't get it.)
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Jun 9, 2012, 19:50
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RE: "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
(Jun 9, 2012 19:42)DavidBrennan Wrote:  
(Jun 9, 2012 19:40)ofnuts Wrote:  ....Otherwise, all files go in the working directory for Gimp, which you can set in the shortcut/icon/link used to start Gimp.
Because the files are not located in the source file folder, they must be here. But I'm not sure what you mean by "shortcut/icon/link". Can you explain that? (Note that I use Windows XP, so if that's something related to Linux, then maybe that explains why I don't get it.)
No, clicking on icons to start programs is a concept shared among operating systems. On Windows, a right click on that icon elicits a menu from which you can get at a "properties" dialog, and somewhere there you can set the working directory of the started application. It could be hidden in some "advanced" tab if MS think it's too complicated for their average users.

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Jun 9, 2012, 19:56 (This post was last modified: Jun 9, 2012 19:58 by DavidBrennan.)
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RE: "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
(Jun 9, 2012 19:40)ofnuts Wrote:  No, clicking on icons to start programs is a concept shared among operating systems. On Windows, a right click on that icon elicits a menu from which you can get at a "properties" dialog, and somewhere there you can set the working directory of the started application. It could be hidden in some "advanced" tab if MS think it's too complicated for their average users.
Oh, I gotcha: just right-clicking on the actual icon. My fault. I was thinking you were talking about some odd directory (maybe slashes were used to designate a sequence when usually the ">" or things like that are used).

And you're right: there they are! Thanks.

(Along these lines....if OfNuts or any future lurkers have the ability and aptitude to just insert a "Choose Directory" option on this otherwise very useful plug-in, I think that that'd be great.)
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Jun 9, 2012, 20:23
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RE: [Solved] "Saving Layers"/"Save All Layers" Plug-in: What Directory do Files Go To?
Ask Saul Goode directly... he gangs out on GimpChat (or on the Gimp registry). he may answer that the "pattern" can also contain a directory where you want the files to go....

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