Remember last used image type saving

Bug #671500 reported by grofaty on 2010-11-05
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Bug Description

I really like to save images to PNG files. When ever I save a document I always have to select PNG file type in Save as window. I have searched Pinta and I can't find any settings to set PNG as default save as data type.

Please add this settings to something like Edit | Preferences.

My system: Pinta on Ubuntu 10.10.

grofaty (grofaty) on 2010-11-05
description: updated
Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) on 2010-11-10
summary: - Add settings for default data type saving
+ Add settings for default image type saving

Another idea. This could be solved in that way that the last data type that was used when saving is preserved. So if I select PNG and save a file, this settings could be remembered and then when I save a new image to file PNG is the default selection. Is this easier to implement?

Maia Everett (linneris) wrote :

The latter solution makes more sense to me, as I'm against introducing a preferences dialog into Pinta.

We could also add a "Determine type by extension" option to the file type list, like GIMP does.

grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

I like your mantra of keep it simple approach.

Two ideas are now:
1. Pinta should remember the file type that was last used when saving and set this data type as default.
2. Pinta should determine data type by extension provided. If file is named "image.png" data type should be automatically set to png, if file is named "image.jpg" data type should be automatically set to jpg. etc

Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) wrote :

I agree with trying to avoid a "Preferences" dialog if we can just do the "right thing" without it.

I like both the ideas listed in comment #3.

Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) on 2010-12-14
summary: - Add settings for default image type saving
+ Remember last used image type saving
Changed in pinta:
importance: Undecided → Low
Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) wrote :
Changed in pinta:
milestone: none → 0.6
status: New → Fix Committed
grofaty (grofaty) on 2011-01-12
Changed in pinta:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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