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On 05/02/2012 05:36 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:|
It doesn't make sense for most people, because most people don't give a flying fig about "lost information," they just want to edit an image and be done with it. Optimizing an interface for the minority of people who use it is not wise, especially when the people who do care about it are knowledgeable enough to know how to make the program do what they want even without changing the interface.On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 09:48 -0400, Jonathan Kamens wrote:I agree. The save vs. export thing in the new version of gimp is mind-numbingly stupid.Makes perfect sense to me. It's the same logic used in Audacity. You are always losing information when 'saving' to an image format - the record of your edits to the file. You're exporting for production, you're not saving your work.
You could argue that it might make sense for those people when they're starting something new from scratch, but when loading an image of a particular format into GIMP, it should save in that same format by default.
In any case, changing the behavior without making it configurable by the user, was just totally gratuitous and stupid.
The smart way to accomplish what they were trying to accomplish would have been to add a File | Import... command, and a corresponding "--import" command-line option, and a corresponding "Import into GIMP" context menu item, which takes an image in whatever format is being imported but then defaults to saving in XCF format.
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