Save an Image in GIMP
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to save an image in GIMP in Windows 7.
You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
To save the image, click "File" in the top-left corner of the window.
Then, you can click "Save" in the menu.
This will overwrite the already saved file. You can also press "Ctrl" + "S" on the keyboard.
Alternatively, click "Save As..." or press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "S" on the keyboard.
This allows you to save a new file.
After you click "Save as...", select the location for saving the image.
You can also click "Select File Type (By Extension)".
It is at the bottom of the window. This will allow you to select the type of file.
Click the drop-down menu below the "Preview" window.
You will be able to select different file options.
Click "Save" to save the file.
Alternatively, click "Cancel" to not save the file.
If you want to save your file in the JPEG or PNG format, click "File".
Click "Export As...".
You can also press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "E" on the keyboard.
Choose where you want your file to be saved.
For this tutorial, the "Desktop" folder is chosen.
You can also enter a name for your file in the "Name" field at the top.
It's "Test.png" in this video for this file.
Then, click the "All export images" drop-down menu.
It is below the area of the saving location. Clicking the drop-down menu will reveal a long list of different types of files.
Click a format to change your file extension.
Finally, just click "Export" at the bottom of this window.
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.
In the window, choose the things you want to save when the file is converted.
You can choose, for example, resolution, the presence of layers, a compression level, etc.
For example, change the "Compression level".
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.
Click "Export" once again to proceed.
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Video: Save an Image in GIMP
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