Fedora Accounts page mockup

Mike Langlie mlanglie at redhat.com
Thu Jul 10 15:23:08 UTC 2008

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Mike Langlie wrote:
>> Nicu Buculei wrote:
>>> Mike Langlie wrote:
>>>> You're right, GIMP imported it with hardly a problem. I cleaned up 
>>>> a couple of uncooperative layers. Here's the XCF.
>>> [fedora_accounts01.xcf.zip attached]
>>> I understand the websites list is not a good place for such kind of 
>>> reply, but I think it is an useful advice: compressinging with bzip2 
>>> or gzip is a much better choice for such files (even if the 
>>> compression rate is about the same):
>>> - you can create the archive easily, just "save as" from Gimp and 
>>> put a .xcf.bz2 or .xcf.gz extension;
>>> - you can open the files easily, just double click on them (in 
>>> Nautilus) and they will automatically be opened in Gimp (or drag 
>>> them from desktop in the Gimp window in any OS, I believe);
>>> - Nautilus recognize them as images and will generate thumbnails.
>> Thanks Nicu, I didn't know about the GIMP's archiving feature. My 
>> only concern is that people using other apps that import GIMP files 
>> won't be able to open the archived file automatically.
> What other apps would those be, though? I don't think that's a very 
> common use case, so I wouldn't worry about it. Worst case scenario 
> they need to extract the XCF before opening it.
> ~m
You two are right, I'm not thinking straight this morning. Remembering 
now that I have to export as PNG or something anytime I need to open 
files in other apps anyway. :)


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