I am editing a JPG image (of an scanned old photograph) which has many artifacts. I'm mostly using the Clone tool and for safety I save the file every time I make one single change in the image. The problem is, the Export to JPEG dialog box appears whenever I save the file, and it's very annoying because I have to close it a lot of times to continue my work.
Is there a way to disable this dialog box? TIA.
Well, fellows, I thank you so much for your answers and thoughts on the matter. As I said before, I was only using that particular JPG image due to limitations of my MFP's scanner, which had only JPEG as output option at the time.But I still need an answer for my original question. Or that is a behavior that can't be changed in Photo-Paint unless the developers change it?
Paulo Teixeira said:But I still need an answer for my original question. Or that is a behavior that can't be changed in Photo-Paint unless the developers change it?
I don't think that they should change it.
Saving to a format that uses lossy compression is really an "export" process - because it is creating an image that is different from the one that you are editing. You really don't want to repeat that process again, and again, and again - every time you save during the editing process.
Again, if you must start with a .JPG, it's a good strategy to start by saving it in some format that does not use lossy compression, and to keep it in such a format throughout the editing process.
From that format, you can always export to .JPG later if you need to. When doing so, you will have the opportunity to choose compression settings to find the compromise between quality and image size that best suits the intended use of the image.
Don't throw away image quality until you have to.
OK, but I still can't see why show that dialog box every time I save the image after changes. I don't get the concept of "creating an image that is different from the one that you are editing". I think I am not creating a new image, I am editing an image, and then I can save it as a new one if I want to. And why the same behavior doesn't apply when I edit a TIF image? If it's about the lossy or lossless thing, why the same happens when I edit a PNG image?I'm thinking about IrfanView, a small image viewer with basic edting capabilities that has this IrfanPaint plug-in, which adds some more editing tools, Clone included. If I edit JPG images using both and save changes lots of times, I get no Save or Save as dialog. With IrfanView alone I can rotate, resize, apply filters, etc. Only when I use the IrfanPaint and save the image the plug-in box is closed, but then I hit F12 to reopen it.Anyway, I think it would be great if Corel added an option to not show that dialog in that scenario, just like I can choose not to show the filter dialog when I export files.
The reason it was done that way was to prevent the user runing the image because after about 3 saves the image is damaged beyond repair. Many users don't care or cannot see the damage due to poor equipment.
In the export box it was activated because many user create the file properly prepared so there is not more changes required in export.
John this is why I have been arguing for different levels of Corel software. This guy does not care he just wants what he wants. So Corel needs to create Corel cheap and ugly, for $50, Corel inkjet and improved for $125 and work all the way up to CorelDRAW for Graphic professionals a total professional version for $499.
Please, don't say I don't care. As to Corel products and things related, you're in a professional level, I'm amateur. So don't hate me for asking about things I don't know. That's what forums are for, right?I just want a bit better user experience, that's all. But the Corel guys are the developers and of course they have the right to make their applications the way they want and see best fit. I'm only a user trying to help—and be helped.
Paulo Teixeira said:I don't get the concept of "creating an image that is different from the one that you are editing".
If you are saving an image in a format that uses lossy compression, then that is an important concept to get.
You can probably find some explanations on-line of lossy compression and .JPG that are better than what I could offer.