Configurable default save directory

Bug #194901 reported by Fred on 2008-02-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gimp (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

$ dpkg -l *gimp* | grep ii
ii gimp 2.4.4-1ubuntu1 The GNU Image Manipulation Program
ii gimp-data 2.4.4-1ubuntu1 Data files for GIMP
ii gimp-gnomevfs 2.4.4-1ubuntu1 GNOME-VFS URI plugin for GIMP
ii gimp-help-common 2.4.0-2 Data files for the GIMP documentation
ii gimp-python 2.4.4-1ubuntu1 Python support and plugins for GIMP
ii libgimp2.0 2.4.4-1ubuntu1 Libraries for the GNU Image Manipulation Pro

The default directory to save files in the GIMP is in the users home directory.
i.e. /home/bob/

I propose to change it, to the "Pictures" subdirectory which already exist.
So it gets saved to /home/bob/Pictures/

Else, why do we have "Pictures", "Videos", "Music" and "Documents" directory in our home directory, if they are not for use?

Changed in gimp:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Volodya (volodya) wrote :

I agree with this, having directories which aren't used creates a strong sense of something 'incomplete'.

Changed in gimp:
status: New → Confirmed
newuser (16b) wrote :

I agree with this too! If someone suggest me how, I'll try to do the default folder "save as.." parametric!

Else, why do we have "Pictures", "Videos", "Music" and "Documents" directory in our home directory, if they are not for use?

Because, those folders aren't the same name in non-English installations of Ubuntu.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Surfaz Gemon Meme,
I think you can use XDG standard or something, not sure.
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

anatoly techtonik (techtonik) wrote :

The default changed to "Documents", but it should be configurable. =/

http://gimpforums.com/thread-default-of-folder-to-save

summary: - GIMP default save directory
+ Configure GIMP default save directory
summary: - Configure GIMP default save directory
+ Configure default save directory
summary: - Configure default save directory
+ Configurable default save directory
Bob H. Howell (howellhudson) wrote :

This is a no brainer. It definitely SHOULD be configurable.

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