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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:51 pm  (#11) 
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I always do as Wallace suggests, I type in .jpg to export, and I also save in the native .xcf format, also, so that I always have access to the layers and don't lose all my efforts at photo enhancing.


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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:12 pm  (#12) 
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Will try, thanks....
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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:07 pm  (#13) 
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Sorry for being such a dolt... but where do I type in .jpg? I open "Export As" right?
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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:27 pm  (#14) 
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bcripps wrote:
Sorry for being such a dolt... but where do I type in .jpg? I open "Export As" right?
Bry

Here's a screenshot,
showing where to type in the name and file extension.


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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:23 pm  (#15) 
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Thanks Wallace. So to be clear. I open Export As and click on that top bar and enter .jpg
Not sure why this has suddenly become a problem. Been selecting JPEG from the drop down menu since I started using GIMP without issue. What's changed?
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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:54 pm  (#16) 
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bcripps wrote:
Thanks Wallace. So to be clear. I open Export As and click on that top bar and enter .jpg
Not sure why this has suddenly become a problem. Been selecting JPEG from the drop down menu since I started using GIMP without issue. What's changed?
Bry
I'm not entirely sure,
why the dialog is now behaving this way.

Typing in the file name and extension,
is only another way of doing it.
Instead of selecting the file extension form the provided drop-down list.

Personally I never use the drop-down list to select the file extension.
I simply type the file's name,
followed by the extension I want to export as.

There could be something wrong with your GIMP User Profile,
but you would need to create a new profile,
to see if this has any effect,
or change regarding the issue you're having.

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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:52 pm  (#17) 
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Thanks. Still having a problem.
After selecting "Export As" I see that bar at the top of the screen. In has the file name highlighted in blue with .jpg after it, but not highlighted.

So I delete that entire line (file name and extension), then re-type the file name with .jpg after it?

Thanks, Wallace,
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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:34 pm  (#18) 
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bcripps wrote:
Thanks. Still having a problem.
After selecting "Export As" I see that bar at the top of the screen.
In has the file name highlighted in blue with .jpg after it,
but not highlighted.

So I delete that entire line (file name and extension),
then re-type the file name with .jpg after it?

Thanks, Wallace,
Bry

The default file extension is .jpg,
when Export As is selected.
This is why it is not highlighted.
If .jpg is the file extension you wish to export as.
There is no need to change the file extension.

If however,
you would like to export the image as a .png,
or perhaps a .gif image.
Then you would need to change the file extension.
By highlighting it and changing it to the desired file extension.

Also by default (for your convenience).
The file's name is highlighted in blue for you,
if changes need to be made to the file's name.

If changes need to be made to the file extension,
highlight the file extension and change it to the desired file type,
and or highlight the entire file name and it's extension and type it in as desired.

For example:
If I had a .jpg image of the moon,
that I wished to export as a .jpg.

I would select Export As.
Then just type in the file's name,
if it needed to be changed.

If the file name and it's extension do not need to be changed.
I would then export the file as it is,
without any change needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:05 pm  (#19) 
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So if I'm understanding you right, if .jpg is the default, then when I open "Export As" I don't need to do a thing. Just hit "Export" and my enhanced file will replace the original .jpeg on my desktop. Right?
Bry

PS: Sorry I can't try it and let you know. The computer I'm having trouble with is on the boat and I never bring it ashore to connect to a wifi hotspot.


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 Post subject: Re: Combining two images
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:19 pm  (#20) 
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bcripps wrote:
So if I'm understanding you right, if .jpg is the default, then when I open "Export As" I don't need to do a thing. Just hit "Export" and my enhanced file will replace the original .jpeg on my desktop. Right?
Bry

PS: Sorry I can't try it and let you know. The computer I'm having trouble with is on the boat and I never bring it ashore to connect to a wifi hotspot.

If the file you're exporting has an extension of .jpeg,
then if you export using the default .jpg extension.
It will not be replaced,
because the file extensions are different.

The reason for the different file extensions dates back to the early versions of Windows.
The original file extension for the Joint Photographic Expert Group File Format was .jpeg;
however in Windows all files required a three letter file extension.
So,
the file extension was shortened to .jpg.
However,
Macintosh was not limited to three letter file extensions,
so Mac users used .jpeg.
Eventually,
with upgrades Windows also began to accept .jpeg.
However,
many users were already used to .jpg,
so both the three letter file extension and the four letter extension began to be commonly used,
and still is.

As an example.
Here are two images.
One with the file extension of .jpg the other with .jpeg.
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These images are essentially the same.

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