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gimpexport

gimpexport — Export an image before it is saved.

Types and Values

Description

This function should be called by all save_plugins unless they are able to save all image formats GIMP knows about. It takes care of asking the user if she wishes to export the image to a format the save_plugin can handle. It then performs the necessary conversions (e.g. Flatten) on a copy of the image so that the image can be saved without changing the original image.

The capabilities of the save_plugin are specified by combining GimpExportCapabilities using a bitwise OR.

Make sure you have initialized GTK+ before you call this function as it will most probably have to open a dialog.

Functions

gimp_export_image ()

GimpExportReturn
gimp_export_image (gint32 *image_ID,
                   gint32 *drawable_ID,
                   const gchar *format_name,
                   GimpExportCapabilities capabilities);

Takes an image and a drawable to be saved together with a description of the capabilities of the image_format. If the type of image doesn't match the capabilities of the format a dialog is opened that informs the user that the image has to be exported and offers to do the necessary conversions.

If the user chooses to export the image, a copy is created. This copy is then converted, the image_ID and drawable_ID are changed to point to the new image and the procedure returns GIMP_EXPORT_EXPORT. The save_plugin has to take care of deleting the created image using gimp_image_delete() when it has saved it.

If the user chooses to Ignore the export problem, the image_ID and drawable_ID is not altered, GIMP_EXPORT_IGNORE is returned and the save_plugin should try to save the original image. If the user chooses Cancel, GIMP_EXPORT_CANCEL is returned and the save_plugin should quit itself with status GIMP_PDB_CANCEL.

If format_name is NULL, no dialogs will be shown and this function will behave as if the user clicked on the 'Export' button, if a dialog would have been shown.

Parameters

image_ID

Pointer to the image_ID.

 

drawable_ID

Pointer to the drawable_ID.

 

format_name

The (short) name of the image_format (e.g. JPEG or GIF).

 

capabilities

What can the image_format do?

 

Returns

An enum of GimpExportReturn describing the user_action.


gimp_export_dialog_new ()

GtkWidget *
gimp_export_dialog_new (const gchar *format_name,
                        const gchar *role,
                        const gchar *help_id);

Creates a new export dialog. All file plug-ins should use this dialog to get a consistent look on the export dialogs. Use gimp_export_dialog_get_content_area() to get a GtkVBox to be filled with export options. The export dialog is a wrapped GimpDialog.

The dialog response when the user clicks on the Export button is GTK_RESPONSE_OK, and when the Cancel button is clicked it is GTK_RESPONSE_CANCEL.

Parameters

format_name

The short name of the image_format (e.g. JPEG or PNG).

 

role

The dialog's role which will be set with gtk_window_set_role().

 

help_id

The GIMP help id.

 

Returns

The new export dialog.

Since: 2.8


gimp_export_dialog_get_content_area ()

GtkWidget *
gimp_export_dialog_get_content_area (GtkWidget *dialog);

Returns the GtkVBox of the passed export dialog to be filled with export options.

Parameters

dialog

A dialog created with gimp_export_dialog_new()

 

Returns

The GtkVBox to fill with export options.

Since: 2.8

Types and Values

enum GimpExportCapabilities

The types of images and layers an export procedure can handle

Members

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_RGB

Handles RGB images

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_GRAY

Handles grayscale images

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_INDEXED

Handles indexed images

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_BITMAP

Handles two-color indexed images

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_ALPHA

Handles alpha channels

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_LAYERS

Hanldes layers

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_LAYERS_AS_ANIMATION

Handles aminations of layers

 

GIMP_EXPORT_CAN_HANDLE_LAYER_MASKS

Handles layer masks

 

GIMP_EXPORT_NEEDS_ALPHA

Needs alpha channels

 

enum GimpExportReturn

Possible return values of gimp_export_image().

Members

GIMP_EXPORT_CANCEL

The export was cancelled

 

GIMP_EXPORT_IGNORE

The image is unmodified but export shall continue anyway

 

GIMP_EXPORT_EXPORT

The chosen transforms were applied to the image

 
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