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If I install 2.10 can I still keep editing .xcf images I've saved in 2.8?
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(06-06-2019, 05:30 PM)sl60 Wrote: If I install 2.10 can I still keep editing .xcf images I've saved in 2.8?

Yes you can.

But not the other way round. Images created in 2.10 can't be opened in 2.8

Best to make a backup of your 2.8 profile. Then uninstall 2.8 and delete your 2.8 profile. Now install 2.10. Add plug-ins (from your 2.8 profile backup) one at a time. Many 2.8 plug-ins don't work in 2.10, but mostly there are updates available. Ask again if you have problems.
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(06-06-2019, 05:30 PM)sl60 Wrote: If I install 2.10 can I still keep editing .xcf images I've saved in 2.8?

Yes, Gimp 2.10 will open (and edit) .xcf files made with Gimp 2.8

However, 

The reverse is not always true. Gimp 2.10 uses non-compatible layer modes, some variance with compression, higher bit levels.

This is what you will see when you save your work with Gimp 2.10

   

Convert layers to legacy / bit depth to 8 bit and it can be backward compatible.

   

Showing a useful plugin (attached) to reset layer modes if required. It can be done manually but tedious if there are many layers. Set bit depth manually if required.
Unzip plugin, put in Gimp 2.10 user plug-ins profile, Entry is bottom of tools menu.


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.zip   to_legacy_modes.py.zip (Size: 2.04 KB / Downloads: 17)
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(06-06-2019, 06:01 PM)Blighty Wrote:
(06-06-2019, 05:30 PM)sl60 Wrote: If I install 2.10 can I still keep editing .xcf images I've saved in 2.8?

Yes you can.

But not the other way round. Images created in 2.10 can't be opened in 2.8

Not completely true. With suitable precautions (layer modes and image bit-depth) you can save an XCF in 2.10 that can be used in 2.8. The XCF save dialog gives you a warning when you save an image that 2.8 won't open, and even tells you what features make that incompatible.
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