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Save instead of Export in GIMP 2.8

Version 2.8 of GIMP saves images as .xcf files by default when you hit CTRL-S. I remember a development version did this years ago but it was reversed before final release due to user feedback AFAIR.

I can understand the reasoning behind this decision but I hate it. It really, really bugs me. I don’t think it’s going to change in the future but if you must have your CTRL-S “save as a bloody jpeg because I said so” there is a way around it. You’ll use keyboard shortcuts.

Go to Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts and then search for export. Now change the shortcut to CTRL-S for either “Export…” or “Export to”. The former shows a save dialog, while the latter overwrites the file you have loaded. I prefer the save dialog.

You’ll still get the “close without saving” dialog. If it really bugs you (and I think it will) there’s a checkbox in the preferences asking you to, “confirm closing of unsaved images”.

*sigh* what a mess.

Fort Camden Roof

Fort Camden, Crosshaven in Co Cork. August 2011

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s

Gravestones Flat

An old graveyard in Spiddal, Co Galway. September 2011.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Waiting

Waiting for the bus, Patrick’s Street, Cork. January 2012.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Milk

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/40s

Conversation

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/80s

Arrow

A multi-storey car park in Cork. May 2012

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/30s

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Part of one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, London. The Wikipedia page for the Square has an interesting note about the fountains.

When the square was laid out in the 1840s, the fountains’ primary purpose was not aesthetic, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly. They were originally fed by water pumped from an artesian well by a steam engine sited behind the National Gallery. In the late 1930s it was decided to replace the stone basins and the pump.The new fountains were built to a design by Sir Edwin Lutyens at a cost of almost £50,000 The old fountains were bought for presentation to the Canadian government, and are now in Ottawa and Regina. The present fountains are memorials to Lord Jellicoe (western side) and Lord Beatty (eastern side).
Further restoration work became necessary and was completed by May 2009. The pump system was replaced with a new pump capable of sending an 80-foot (24 m) jet of water into the air. A new LED lighting system was also installed during this restoration to reduce the cost of lighting maintenance. The new lighting has been designed with the London 2012 Summer Olympics in mind and for the first time will project many different combinations of colours on to the fountains. The new lighting system has a much lower energy requirement and will reduce its carbon footprint by around 90%.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s