Alex, that is one of the most concise and civil replies in not just this latest thread, but possibly the whole debate debacle. You should consider making that a stock e-mail :)
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:36:30 +0400
> From: alexandre.prokoudine@xxxxxxxxx
> To: gimp-user-list@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Save, Save As and Export separated?
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Paul Naude wrote:
> > Hi Gimpers
> > I only recently upgraded to 2.8 from 2.6 and was wondering if I am the only
> > one missing the option to edit the file extension in the SAVE form which
> > basically allowed you to Save, Save Copy, Save As or Export to any format
> > from the same form?
> > I also found it strange that if I now open a JPG file (or drag into GIMP), I
> > can't save changes (to the JPG) directly (it wants to save to native Gimp
> > format), so I again first have to go to Export instead!
> > I am wondering why this was incorporated, and if it's going to stay, is
> > there a setting I can set to work like I am used to (and find much faster
> > and more flexible)?
> Hello, Paul!
> Welcome: you've reached the sacred land of eternal struggle saving
> your stuff back to lossy files :)
> This is a design decision that cannot be reverted as a user
> preferences and will not be reverted in code.
> Further reading:
> Additionally you can spend few days reading just the archives of this
> very mialing list for the past few months. Just make sure you don't
> read them aloud or, at least, there are no kids around. Youngsters
> tend to pick most horrible words.
> Alexandre Prokoudine
> gimp-user-list mailing list
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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