Save an Image in GIMP

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use
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    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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    To save the image, click "File" in the top-left corner of the window
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    Then, you can click "Save" in the menu
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    This will overwrite the already saved file. You can also press "Ctrl" + "S" on the keyboard.
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    Alternatively, click "Save As..." or press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "S" on the keyboard
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    This allows you to save a new file.
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    After you click "Save as...", select the location for saving the image
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    You can also click "Select File Type (By Extension)"
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    It is at the bottom of the window. This will allow you to select the type of file.
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    Click the drop-down menu below the "Preview" window
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    You will be able to select different file options.
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    Click "Save" to save the file
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    Alternatively, click "Cancel" to not save the file.
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    If you want to save your file in the JPEG or PNG format, click "File"
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    Click "Export As..."
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    You can also press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "E" on the keyboard.
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    Choose where you want your file to be saved
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    For this tutorial, the "Desktop" folder is chosen.
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    You can also enter a name for your file in the "Name" field at the top
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    It's "Test.png" in this video for this file.
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    Then, click the "All export images" drop-down menu
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    It is below the area of the saving location. Clicking the drop-down menu will reveal a long list of different types of files.
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    Click a format to change your file extension
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    Finally, just click "Export" at the bottom of this window
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    You may see a small dialogue box asking for extra information. In this video, the box is shown because the file was originally in the PNG format, but it is saved in a JPEG format.
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    In the window, choose the things you want to save when the file is converted
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    You can choose, for example, resolution, the presence of layers, a compression level, etc.
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    For example, change the "Compression level"
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    It is automatically set at the maximum level, which is 9. Keep in mind that if you are compressing a lot, you do risk losing some of the quality.
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    Click "Export" once again to proceed
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