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How do I save a .xcf file as a jpg/JPEG?

Ok, I got a question about GIMP, I have made an awesome
picture, but I can't save it as a .jpg

It says it needs a plugin, but where can I find it or how do I
save it as jpg?

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no additional plugin is needed, to save as jpg, if gimp was correctly installed is only needed to add .jpg after the image name in the Save AS or " Save Copy as " dialogs (at least if you did not change default save option) As example if your want call your image "my-image" to save as jpg you just wrote there " "my-image.jpg " If then you get message about missing plugin then is probable you downloaded a corrupt installer

Ok... But then where can I download this ''corrupt installer''..?

At least with Gimp 2.8 on a Macbook Pro, you can't actually "save" an image as a jpg (or anything other than a .xcf). You have to go to File->Export and "export" the image to a non-gimp format. I hope the developers can fix this.

PLEASE overcome this shortcoming. I have just discovered GIMP and need to convert hundreds of photos. Exporting them is a lot of extra work. Please fix this for us MAC users.

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