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Set Default Export Format
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GIMP 2.8 insists on using .PNG as the default export format. We have standardised on .JPG format. Is there a way to set JPG as the default export format?
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#2
It is encoded in the Gimp binary files, so not changeable using regular Gimp settings. There is a hack that works

https://www.flickr.com/groups/48637250@N...200558924/

I could fix you up with that for Gimp 2.8.22 if you require.

A better bet that does not involve any diving into the Gimp system files might be the old save-for-web plugin

There is a Windows 64 bit version here: https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-plugin...98#pid3598

Unzip Goes in C:\Users\"yourname"\.gimp-2.8\plug-ins or C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins for multiple users.
Find it in the File -> Save for web which defaults to jpeg. Works ok with Gimp 2.8

If all that is no good for any reason, (Corporate policy / No permissions / don't like) all you have to do is replace/add the jpg suffix to the file name. Gimp does the rest
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#3
(02-21-2019, 06:51 PM)rich2005 Wrote: It is encoded in the Gimp binary files, so not changeable using regular Gimp settings. There is a hack that works

https://www.flickr.com/groups/48637250@N...200558924/

Agree with the posted link but search for 'care' (without the quotes) you then find the occurrence of png that you need to change to jpg straight-away.
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#4
I did submit a patch for the development version of 2.10 to add a drop-down box to "Edit/Preferences/Image Import & Export" to allow the user to set the default export file type - this received absolutely no response and seems to have not been transferred from Bugzilla to GIT. I guess the developers are happy for users to be hacked off by having to set the export file each time or to have to edit the exe file!
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#5
(02-24-2019, 10:16 PM)programmer_ceds Wrote: .... I guess the developers are happy for users to be hacked off by having to set the export file each time or to have to edit the exe file!

Yes, I think the Gimp developers, while they do a great job, are somewhat divorced from actual Gimp users. Need to get out more Wink

Although, remembering the reams of posts over the Save/Export change, many of these wishes are cured by a third-party plugin. I use a quick-n-dirty export-as-a-jpeg, with roughly Gimp 2.8 default settings. Good enough for posting on imgur.
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(02-24-2019, 10:16 PM)programmer_ceds Wrote: I did submit a patch for the development version of 2.10 to add a drop-down box to "Edit/Preferences/Image Import & Export" to allow the user to set the default export file type - this received absolutely no response and seems to have not been transferred from Bugzilla to GIT. I guess the developers are happy for users to be hacked off by having to set the export file each time or to have to edit the exe file!

I realise that it won't help you if you are still using GIMP 2.8.x but the patch has been included in GIMP 2.10.10

"Edit/Preferences/Image Import & Export/Export File Type" allows you to set the default.
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(04-10-2019, 06:37 PM)programmer_ceds Wrote: I realise that it won't help you if you are still using GIMP 2.8.x but the patch has been included in GIMP 2.10.10

"Edit/Preferences/Image Import & Export/Export File Type" allows you to set the default.

Nice to know! Thank you for that.
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#8
Good to know. I still prefer the previous interface, tho.
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#9
(04-11-2019, 01:13 PM)PeaceLuth Wrote: Good to know. I still prefer the previous interface, tho.

Peace Luth, have you trid the Export As option? That looks the same to me. In fact, as I think back, it's the only one I've ever used, because I do use both jpg and png formats, depending on my purpose. Now I know I can take a shortcut for jpg files.
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