"Most common" file types

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"Most common" file types

Post by helmut » Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:09 pm

In the options dialog, category "Write > File types" the user can set the file types shown for opening and saving. There's a button "Most common" for the most often used file types.

When selecting the button, many file types are checked, including "Amiga IFF", Portable Bitmap, Portable Pixmap and some more. Instead, I'd expect only:
- GIF
- PNG
- JPG
- BMP
- TIF
- PCX
to be checked on a Windows platform. This will increase user comfort especially when saving files, since the user can choose the format in a short list.

On Unix the list of most common formats may differ, probably we need different lists per platform for the most common formats.

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Post by Dreamer » Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:26 am

Right, I agree.

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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by xnview » Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:55 am

helmut wrote: - GIF
- PNG
- JPG
- BMP
- TIF
- PCX
Only these formats?
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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by marsh » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:06 am

I agree that list should be relative to OS. My file types match Helmut's list, except PCX.

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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by xnview » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:47 am

marsh wrote:I agree that list should be relative to OS. My file types match Helmut's list, except PCX.
Ok, and perhaps by default??
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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by marsh » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:51 am

xnview wrote:
marsh wrote:I agree that list should be relative to OS. My file types match Helmut's list, except PCX.
Ok, and perhaps by default??
Yes, that would be better.

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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by Dreamer » Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:23 pm

xnview wrote:
marsh wrote:I agree that list should be relative to OS. My file types match Helmut's list, except PCX.
Ok, and perhaps by default??
I agree.

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Post by helmut » Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:44 pm

Thank you all for your comments. Looks as if we all agree. :-)

Three things left:

1.) What should we do with PCX? List it or not?
marsh things that PCX is not a common format, and I also think that PCX is rarely. So it should not be part of the list.

2.) What should the list for UNIX look like? Perhaps:

JPG
PNG
GIF
TIF
PBM
PBX
?
Not sure, here, I don't have Linux or similar. Perhaps TGA is used on Sun Workstations?

3.) Is a third list for MAC needed?
No clue, here. Perhaps a MAC user can tell.

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Post by Irving » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:34 am

I run Windows, and these are all I ever select:

- GIF
- PNG
- JPG
- BMP
- TIF

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Post by xnview » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:44 pm

helmut wrote:T
Not sure, here, I don't have Linux or similar. Perhaps TGA is used on Sun Workstations?
I think that we must add tga because it's a very used format on windows
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Post by helmut » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:26 pm

xnview wrote:
helmut wrote:T
Not sure, here, I don't have Linux or similar. Perhaps TGA is used on Sun Workstations?
I think that we must add tga because it's a very used format on windows
I've just searched all my fixed drives and found 3 TGA files in about 100.000 files. Are you sure that .tga is important on Windows?

I think ".ras (Sun raster files)" might be important on Sun workstations, but I'm just guessing.

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Not any---

Post by Clo » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:06 pm

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello Pierre !
- Worse than Helmut : here, in two PCs and approx. 70,000 files, I didn't find out ONE *.tga, nothing !

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Post by Olivier_G » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:13 pm

Same here: I use only JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF and BMP

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Synthesis---

Post by Clo » Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:14 pm

:arrow: Olivier_G

:) … same, plus *.ico, I like to draw my own ones ;)

- Pierre could make a convenient synthesis with this suggestion, as its full version…

:mrgreen: KR
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Re: "Most common" file types

Post by xnview » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:01 pm

Dreamer wrote:
xnview wrote:
marsh wrote:I agree that list should be relative to OS. My file types match Helmut's list, except PCX.
Ok, and perhaps by default??
I agree.
But perhaps a problem for users that don't see TGA as output format the first time!!
Pierre.

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