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Programming Web Graphics with Perl and GNU Softwar by Shawn Wallace

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The Image Menu Hierarchy

These menus are available by clicking the right mouse button within an image window. In general, the commands accessible via these menus all operate on the image (or on a layer of the image, or on a selection area) from which they were called. Typically these menus are referred to by the notation <Image> menu submenu.

The File Menu

New

Start a new image. Dialog allows you to specify a new width and height and the initial background color. This is functionally equivalent to the New option under the Toolbox File menu.

Open

Open an existing image. This is functionally equivalent to the Open option under the Toolbox File menu.

Save

Save the current image.

Save As

Save the current image and specify a filename and format. Some image formats require a certain type of image. (To save as a GIF, for example, the image must be in Indexed mode.) Only the formats applicable to the current image will be shown in the file type selector of the Save As dialog. If the By extension option is selected (it is the default option), the Gimp will attempt to guess the file format based on the filename extension provided (e.g., given the name quahog.png, it will try to save as a PNG file).

Preferences

Equivalent to the Preferences option under the Toolbox File menu.

Close

Close the image.

Quit

Quit the Gimp.

Mail image

A somewhat gratuitous (but actually kind of nice) feature; the Mail image option will mail the current image (either Uuencoded or as a multi-part MIME message) to a specific ...

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