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Old 05-10-2013   #1
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I switch to Gimp if touchup is too extensive though that is rare.
Does anyone know how to maybe reconfigure Gimp to save natively as .jpg instead of their own format?

I really hate having to go thru 10 million mouse clicks to export and such!
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Does anyone know how to maybe reconfigure Gimp to save natively as .jpg instead of their own format?

I really hate having to go thru 10 million mouse clicks to export and such!
When you are ready to save choose file-export then pick the file format you want such as .jpg
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Isn't that incredibly annoying!!
I love the gimp, but there is currently no way around
this 'enhancement'. It allegedly prevents us from
losing layers on a save to jpg - boooooo!
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Isn't that incredibly annoying!!
I love the gimp, but there is currently no way around
this 'enhancement'. It allegedly prevents us from
losing layers on a save to jpg - boooooo!
This is exactly why I like it. If I am working on a project and have to leave for whatever reason, I save as .xcf and when I come back I have not lost anything plus I can update changes and make new changes before saving. Once done I can then export to .jpg or whatever file format I want.

If at some other time I decide to make additional changes I open the .xcf file, make the changes, then export to the .jpg file..
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This is exactly why I like it. If I am working on a project and have to leave for whatever reason, I save as .xcf and when I come back I have not lost anything plus I can update changes and make new changes before saving. Once done I can then export to .jpg or whatever file format I want.

If at some other time I decide to make additional changes I open the .xcf file, make the changes, then export to the .jpg file..
No trouble here either. Lightroom also makes you export a file as a .jpg if that is what you want, while it applies all changes and alterations to the original-format image until you do. It's called non-destructive editing and you only once need to save a file to .jpg by mistake in any other software to figure out how useful that is...
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For layered edits and larger manipulating, I can agree with the export-to-jpg steps.

Actually, now I think what we need is a Gimp-Lite. Just to open a jpg, clean it up and save-as. I'm thinking that it could be a startup option "RealGimp" or "GimpLite" ?

Why am telling you guys? I need to tell the Gimp people !
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Learn the GTK+ toolkit, and you can make Gimp behave just about any way you would like.
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For layered edits and larger manipulating, I can agree with the export-to-jpg steps.

Actually, now I think what we need is a Gimp-Lite. Just to open a jpg, clean it up and save-as.
If you open a jpeg in gimp then when you want to save use the 'File: Overwrite [filename].jpg' option to "Export the image back to the imported file in the imported format"
No need to go through the full 'File: Export:' menu

And if that is too many clicks 'Edit: Keyboard Shortcuts' and define your own for the file-overwrite action
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For layered edits and larger manipulating, I can agree with the export-to-jpg steps.

Actually, now I think what we need is a Gimp-Lite. Just to open a jpg, clean it up and save-as. I'm thinking that it could be a startup option "RealGimp" or "GimpLite" ?

Why am telling you guys? I need to tell the Gimp people !
It's called snapseed or any other of the fast-edit-apps that are already there.
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That's it . . . keyboard shortcut CTRL+E goes right so "export" screen with input filename. Just type in a new name not to overwrite original. That's not so bad, I guess. Learn something every day.


Footnote: In my search for keyboard shortcuts (above), I stumbled upon the
Gutenprint plugin for the Gimp. It has lots and lots of print output
options; according to my textbook, with some experimenting you can adjust
printout setting so the paper print will match what you see on your screen. I
have not experimented yet, but it looks very promising (in concept).
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Using Gimp for photo post-processing workflow (in which painless export is an important part) is like using a drill press to make confetti.

Why should you care about darktable?
Wrote about that yesterday: http://www.zuikography.com/?p=1040
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Indeed, Script-Fu can be handy.

I have a few scheme scripts to directly resize photos, add borders, watermarks,... like a macro.
You can write a script to auto save or something like that, but haven't been busy with that, yet.
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Gimp and Lightzone....all I need

I like the software that came with my camera a lot too. I think that is where I make jpg conversions...havent processed anything in ages. Guess I'm like the digital equivalent of that person who shoots rolls and rolls of film but doesn't process it often anymore.
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