Re: is .xcf the default/popular format for GIMP users?
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I use the .xcf format as a working, or 'project' file format, for 'internal use only'. And for storing layers I might need later. With 20 or more layers, an .xcf file can be massive; whereas the industry-standard .jpg saved for the web is fractionally smaller. Of course the other formats are all available from the .xcf 'save as' menu. I accidentally e-mailed an .xcf file to a client; he was astounded by the size (3.5 Mb) and his inability to open it. The .jpg version was 250Kb. --- In gimpwin-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Vodor <vodor1@...> wrote: > > I believe XCF will increase as more people become aware of what they can do with The GIMP. And the price is definitely right... > > > Vodor.... > > vodor1@... ; thielensan2@... > vyzzhor@... ; thielensan@... > dennisthielen@... > My wife's Avon business: http://www.youravon.com/mthielen ; > > > > ----- Original Message ---- > From: staigermanus <dogwaffle@...> > To: gimpwin-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:38:35 AM > Subject: is .xcf the default/popular format for GIMP users? > > > I recently got an email from someone who uses GIMP, ArtRage, > ArtWeaver, Twistedbrush, Project Dogwaffle and a few other tools for > painting. He sent me a few samples of his artwork, most in Jpeg or Png > format, but also a few in files ending in .xcf > > Needless to say, WIndows didn't know how to show a thumbnail. And I > didn't see Irfanview do much with it. Turned out XnView was ok with it > and showed images. Then I read about the format in wikipedia and found > it was described as the native format of GIMP. Silly me for not knowing. > > Then I read about other programs which also use XCF or at least have > the ablity to open and view it if there's just one layer. XnView was > mentioned, and then... aha, ImageMagick! > > Heureka, our Project DOgwaffle uses ImageMagick for file import/export > when it's not the native Targa format. SO I tried and woohoo success - > Dogwaffle opened the xcf images just fine. Great! > > So I'm curious, does everyone here use XCF as the one and only format > for WIP before saving to other formats if final integration is due in > other toolls or save to jpeg for web, email, etc? > > Would be nice to get some insights from developers - is XCF (one of) > the format(s) of the future? A common layered metafore? should we look > seriously into support xcf natively and wth layers in DOgwaffle? > > Does XCF also support image sequences, for example could an animation > sequnce from DOgwaffle be saved for import as layered image stack in > the GIMP, if that makes sense? > > thanks for any tips. > > -Philip > thebest3d.com - beyond digital painting > > > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > ------------------------------------ List archives: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/> To unsubscribe send a blank message from the address you're subscribed to <mailto:gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:gimpwin-users-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mailto:gimpwin-users-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/