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Dear GIMP lovers, for the first time after update to Fedora 17, I've needed to do some simple edits to a few photos. Now I feel it is time to say goodbye to GIMP and start saving for Photoshop ... There is no point for me in reporting bugs - this is some fundamental difference between my and the GIMP developers' thinking ("it is not a bug, it is a feature"). The first thing was that GIMP had asked me if I want the photos rotated according to EXIF. Hell yes, I can hardly remember any single case where I wouldn't want this. - There was just a little problem that I simply don't know which orientation is "standard". So I was really not sure what to answer, will the photo get rotated according to EXIF or will it be rotated from EXIF orientation to the physical orientation of the JPEG data in the file? And that's where I got the suspicion ... I wouldn't mind that "resize" got renamed to "scale". What do I mind is that "Save as" no longer works as before. I still have the possibility to choose the file extension, however trying to use "jpg" tells me that it won't save the file as JPEG and that I have to "export" the file. That sounds very "logical" when I've opened somefile.jpg and I just want to save it as someothername.jpg not to overwrite original; I do not want to "export" to any other format than what was the original. Ok, so I went to "export", did all the "advanced" settings and saved the file. Then the same for the rest of files I had altered. Oh, the JPEG settings dialogue doesn't remember the settings over the editing session as it always did? The only possibility not to spent half an hour clicking the same twenty times in a row is to save the settings as default. But I don't want these exact settings to be the default ... Cool, so I've spent half an hour "exporting" the files. So I'm finished, let's close GIMP. Hey, but what's that dialogue asking me to save unsaved changes of a file that I have just saved? Every single file that just got saved is treated as unsaved just because I was so bold not to use the one and only holy XCF format for reprocessed JPEGs? Okay, just enough for me ... Next time I'll rather spend my time studying ImageMagick usage to script the task even for less than ten images, rather than doing monkey work. So, feel free to join me with the moment of silence for the good old GIMP that is just getting buried. K. -- Karel Volný QE BaseOs/Daemons Team Red Hat Czech, Brno tel. +420 532294274 (RH: +420 532294111 ext. 8262074) xmpp kavol@xxxxxxxxx :: "Never attribute to malice what can :: easily be explained by stupidity."
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