saving backups for XCF
Submitted by Jakub Steiner
A handy "save your day" feature is the possibility to store a history of an xcf file. A user preference would tell GIMP how many backup copies of a file to store. Each time I would use File>save, GIMP would move the last version of the file to a numbered backup file, and cycle all oledr version too, discarding the last backup.
A preference setting of '3' would eventually give you foobar.xcf, .backup1-foobar.xcf,.backup2-foobar.xcf,.backup3-foobar.xcf or somesuch.
Why to have this?
- Even though GIMP has become more stable, crashes occur.
- Large projects tend to last longer than one session in GIMP.
- Undo history is not stored in the xcf (and I would think this sort of solution is more clean).
- This would also be handy for an autosave functionality.
Version: git master