GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 326838
Support for GIMP file types
Last modified: 2018-07-12 00:05:41 UTC
Thanks for the CR2 and CRW support, it great !!!!!
Now we just need support for Gimp .xcf file types and we are really sorted ! :)
supporting full dispay of xcf files is not something that is simple to do because it implies duplicating the concept of layers and blending modes but there might be something we could do.
Do we still have a problem with .xcf file support?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Do we still have a problem with .xcf file support?
Yes. DnD silently ignores xcf files.
Would it be possible to add a read-only viewing mode for XCF files? They could just be converted to JPG for display...
This, along with being able to import extra versions (for example, an XCF generated by doing something funky with UFRAW), is really all that is stopping f-spot being used for serious workflow.
I agree with the above comments. If the filetype is something that cannot be displayed in f-spot, then I could live with a default "Image cannot be displayed" message, but to track all my file types within F-Spot, I need RAW (.NEF), GIMP, TIFF and JPEG.
Not having GIMP means I have to "Copy Photo Location" in F-Spot, then "Open Location" in GIMP, and then change the extension to load the GIMP file.
I moved from Windows and PSE with the photo manager and being able to stack all related files in the photo manager has alot of advantages. I also have a whole set of PSD files which I can open in GIMP but F-Spot ignores. Again, I could live with no image preview in F-Spot, but it would make F-Spot feel much more complete to be able to have the files presence acknowledged in F-Spot.
It looks like Stephane Delcroix is working on getting this fixed by implementing XCF support for GdkPixbuf: http://blog.reblochon.org/2009/03/gift-to-competition.html
Wouter, thanks for letting us know.
Stephane, many thanks for working on this. It is an excellent idea and will help to make F-Spot more awesome! :-)
peace & happiness,
some update on this...
with an xcf loader, like the one I wrote, f-spot(svn) now display xcf and even allows you to open a jpeg in gimp and save the result back as a xcf in f-spot
(In reply to comment #8)
> allows you to open a jpeg in gimp and save the result back as a xcf in f-spot
Do you mean that a xcf can be a version of a jpg?
This will require shipping the XCF loader (which we'll have to maintain) or getting it fully upstream. I'd consider embedding it if someone wants to take up active maintenance of it.
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