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Saving your file while you work is generally a good habit to get into. With GIMP, this is a simple process. There are three main ways to save your image in GIMP. If you perform this action for this first time on a new image, a dialogue box will pop up asking where you would like to save your image on your computer and how you would like to name your image.
The default file type and native file format in GIMP is the. XCF file type. You will see in the image above, for example, that in the name field my file name is followed by. When working on a project with a file that contains layers, always save your file in the. XCF format in case you want to close your project and open it back up to work on it later without compressing all of your layers onto a single layer.
You should get in the habit of doing this frequently. If you want to export your image to a file type other than. This will open the different extensions you can save your image as.
Scroll through all the file types until you find the extension you want to save your image as. Keep in mind that when you do not save your file as a. XCF file type, your layers will not be preserved. When you are ready to save your image, click save at the bottom right of the dialogue box. Pin It on Pinterest.
GIMP Basics: Save and Export Images Out of GIMP
We will define a zone of this image and launch an action when we click in this area. In this tutorial, the image represents three stones under the name of Toto, Tata and Titi. When you click on one of the three stones, the HTML page with the same name as the clicked stone will open. The software used is GIMP, a free and open-source image editor. It is easy to use and is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. The editor has many plugins that interest a large community of users, it is a complete tool and accessible to all. It has an interesting feature that allows to cut an image by zone and to interact with the zone with a click.
GIMP is capable of reading and writing a large variety of graphics file formats. Thus, it is relatively easy to extend GIMP to support new file types when the need arises. With GIMP The leading asterisk indicates that this file has been changed.