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    Question Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    Hi, I used Gimp under 11.4 and 12.1. Therein, I had my choice of saving in any file extension like .jpg and .gif. The Gimp I'm using now only provides .xcf and bzip archive extensions. I'm sure there's a simple plugin that allow gimp to save in all those other extensions, but I don't know what to look for. Please give me a clue. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    Hi
    You use export on the file menu...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HealingMindNOS View Post
    Hi, I used Gimp under 11.4 and 12.1. Therein, I had my choice of saving in any file extension like .jpg and .gif. The Gimp I'm using now only provides .xcf and bzip archive extensions. I'm sure there's a simple plugin that allow gimp to save in all those other extensions, but I don't know what to look for. Please give me a clue. Thanks in advance.
    Not sure I can help, this had me scratching my head to. ATM I just go File > Export
    And select the file I'm working on as the target > allow overwite

    Thing is, when you close the file in gimp, that you just saved ! it asks if you want to quit without saving
    I really don't like the changes they made
    The tool box drives me nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You use export on the file menu...
    Yes, that's it. In gimp 2.8 - unlike in previous versions - you don't use 'save' anymore but 'export' if you want to save in another format but Gimp native one (in this case, you use 'save').

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You use export on the file menu...
    I knew it was something simple. I get it, it's like export in Audacity, wherein, I can "save" as a gimp project or export in any other format. You see, I can learn new tricks. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by HealingMindNOS View Post
    I knew it was something simple. I get it, it's like export in Audacity, wherein, I can "save" as a gimp project or export in any other format. You see, I can learn new tricks. Thanks!
    If that's simple....! What hope is there.
    It's regression and buggy at that.
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    Default Re: Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    On 2013-01-17 07:36, caf4926 wrote:
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    > HealingMindNOS;2519050 Wrote:
    >> I knew it was something simple. I get it, it's like export in Audacity,
    >> wherein, I can "save" as a gimp project or export in any other format.
    >> You see, I can learn new tricks. Thanks!

    >
    > If that's simple....! What hope is there.
    > It's regression and buggy at that.


    I don't like that change, either.

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    Don't like it also. But when you started by opening e.g. file.jpg, there will also be Export to file.jpg in the menu. Which is a bit of a shortcut.

    Silly is of course that when you then consider the thing as saved, Gimp still thinks it is not
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    Default Re: Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    On 2013-01-17 12:46, hcvv wrote:
    > Silly is of course that when you then consider the thing as saved, Gimp
    > still thinks it is not


    It is a direct consequence of having to use "export".

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    Default Re: Need more file extensions in Gimp 2.8.0 under OSS 12.2 X86_64

    This is intended to be a feature: if you Save in xcf, you also save a history of all the changes you have made. So you can go back through your changes at a later session.

    You only Export to another format once you are satisfied that you have finished all your editing of the image.

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