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Save for Web allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly. While adjusting various settings, you may explore how image quality and file size change. Options to reduce file size of an image include setting compression quality, number or colors, resizing, cropping, Exif information removal, etc.

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I come across a strange error message every now and then, telling me that some of the images I want to process are "too large". Does anybody of you know if this bug is already fixed in the latest stable version 0.28.6? And, another kind request of mine: Is there somebody among you who could update this plugin or even compile it into an EXE suitable for the use in Windows XP?

Tests : Gimp GIMP 2.6.9 ( 64 bits & Gimp 2.7.2 - Gimp 2.7.3 64 bits (Partha / Windows7 64 bits

Hi, firstly thanks for this plugin.

I just wanted to note that the readme for the win version should/could also include the new user profile path for Vista/7. That is

"C:\Documents and settings\%username%\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins" for XP
"C:\users\%username%\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins" for Vista/7

Also, to make things simpler, a shell script can be used

@echo off
if exist "%userprofile%\.gimp-2.6" (
copy /Y webexport.exe "%userprofile%\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins" >nul
echo Install OK!
) else Gimp folder not found!

for installation and

@echo off
if exist "%userprofile%\.gimp-2.6\webexport.exe" (
del /f "%userprofile%\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\webexport.exe" >nul
echo Uninstall OK!
) else echo Plugin file not found!

for uninstallation. I understand some people don't like shell scripts (for some wacky reason) but this way it's definitively more convenient.


One minor issue I have with the 'Save for Web' plugin, is that it seems to use the user's home folder as the default folder for saving items. It would be nice if you could change this to a different directory, or at least have it save the last saved folder in a session.

If I am editing 20 images, I have to browse to the correct save folder for each image, rather than having it remember the last folder I was in.

If I am wrong here and it is possible, please let me know.

Using Ubuntu 10.10 w/ Gimp 2.6.10.

I extracted the package to my plugins directory and ran ./configure Everything seems ok except for the last few lines:

checking for GIMP... configure: error: Package requirements (gimp-2.0 >= 2.3.0 gimpui-2.0 >= 2.3.0) were not met: No package 'gimp-2.0' found No package 'gimpui-2.0' found

I'm running gimp 2.6, so the condition does indeed appear to be met. the error message is followed by some suggestions, none of which make sense to me:

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix. Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GIMP_CFLAGS and GIMP_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.

Where do I adjust these variables? Can somebody point me in the right direction?

On Ubuntu, try:

sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev intltool

And then:

cd ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/gimp-save-for-web-0.29.0/
sudo make install

Very useful!

Thanks much to the developer for making this available.

very cool.this will indeed be very helpful to compromise between size and quality.


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