Your question: What is the file extension for gimp?

Filename extension .xcf
Internet media type image/x-xcf
Developed by GIMP
Container for Graphics
Open format? yes, but standard is ad hoc

What is the XCF extension?

XCF is a file extension for an image file native to GIMP. XCF stands for eXperimental Computing Facility. Similar to a Photoshop Document (PSD), XCF files support saving layers, channels, transparency, paths and guides, yet don’t support saving the undo history.

Is GIMP a virus?

GIMP is free open-source graphics editing software and is not inherently unsafe. It is not a virus or malware. You can download GIMP from a variety of online sources.

Is GIMP as good as Photoshop?

Both programs have great tools, helping you edit your images properly and efficiently. But the tools in Photoshop are much more powerful than the GIMP equivalents. Both programs use Curves, Levels and Masks, but real pixel manipulation is stronger in Photoshop.

Why does GIMP save as XCF?

XCF is now the default format for saving images. This is because of the non-destructive nature of this file format: it retains the layers in the image. PNG/JPEG are import and export formats. Use File -> Open to import these and File -> Export (or Overwrite) to save PNG/JPEG images.

How do you save a PNG file?

Save in PNG format

  1. Choose File > Save As, and choose PNG from the Format menu.
  2. Select an Interlace option: None. Displays the image in a browser only when download is complete. Interlaced. Displays low-resolution versions of the image in a browser as the file downloads. …
  3. Click OK.
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How do I turn a GIMP file into a JPEG?

How to Save as a JPEG in GIMP

  1. Select File > Export As.
  2. Use the Export As box to assign a name and location to the image.
  3. Click Select File Type to open the list of available file types.
  4. Scroll down the list and select JPEG Image.
  5. Select Export to open the Export Image as JPEG dialog box.
  6. Select optional JPEG settings.
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