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Question: 8 months after the GIMP 2.8 release: Whats your opinion on the new save/export system?

Created at Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:36:25 +0000
Open until Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000

In total, 272 votes has been given:

  • It's great – I'm fine with it, suits my needs! (117 votes)
  • I like it basically, but simple save and overwrite is now more click-intense (69 votes)
  • I simply can't get used to it. It slows my workflow appreciably... (47 votes)
  • No-go for me. Had to switch back to GIMP 2.6 because of this. (28 votes)
  • I've got a different opinion on this (please post it below) (11 votes)

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vitalif member for over 8 years vitalif 2 comments rated this topic with 1/5
over 8 years ago

I want to look at these 117 users who like save/export. Very strange people, they are.

For everyone else: you can use my patch to disable the "feature" (for gimp 2.8.6)

It just adds all formats to Save. So in theory everyone should be happy - those who like Export can still use it, and those who don't - can use normal Save.

about 9 years ago

I tended to use gimp for sprite work, and this change to the saving functionality slowed my workflow to the point where I had to remove gimp from my tool chain; a very hard thing for me, since on linux the only thing with the functionality I want and need is gimp. As I type this I am downloading the source code of gimp 2.6 with the dire hope that I can get it working.

As another example of how this change has affected my work flow, I had to resize multiple images and did not want to mess with imagemagic to do so, so I wanted to simply open them in gimp, resize and save. I had to click 7 times per an image just to do this. This may sound like a minor grievance admittedly, but this procedure took far longer than it would have with the older behavior.

about 9 years ago

Don't care.

When Gimp has on-canvas rotation like MyPaint?
Even now most small graphic application have it... :|

blackmaxphoto member for over 9 years blackmaxphoto 2 comments
about 9 years ago

Hate it

Nevada Dave
about 9 years ago

Compatibility is always a good thing. Being able to switch between gimp and other programs takes a bit more work than others.

Lyle member for about 10 years Lyle 91 comments
over 9 years ago

Grown to tolerate it; understand why, but still, it's aggrevating to this day. lolol


blackmaxphoto member for over 9 years blackmaxphoto 2 comments
over 9 years ago

Whats your opinion on the new save/export system?

HATE it!


G.I.M.P. 2.8.4 runs well on both UBS 12.04.2 boxes here though

glenn johnson
over 9 years ago

have tried gimp 2.8.4 and 2.8.4 program shut down when it gets to 'updating tag cache" went back to gimp 2.6.12