[etoys-dev] export to PNG

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Oct 20 06:14:21 EDT 2009

On 20.10.2009, at 11:54, Korakurider wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Hilaire Fernandes
> <hilaire.fernandes at edu.ge.ch> wrote:
>> I noted the export to PNG/JPG entries disappeared from the Morph  
>> menu.
>> Is there a way to get them back ?
>    it back by setting eToyFriendly off .
>   But I can't figure out why the functionality is "etoys
> unfriendly"...  or just bug?

In Sugar these menu items do not export to the Journal. If someone  
exports it as file, it's very hard to import into another activity.  
Ask Randy, he tried ;)

Copy-and-paste is more friendly, don't you think? E.g., get halo,  
press Cmd-C, switch to mail app, press Cmd-P, done:

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Ein Dateianhang mit Binärdaten wurde abgetrennt...
Dateiname   : PastedGraphic-1.png
Dateityp    : image/png
Dateigröße  : 703 bytes
Beschreibung: nicht verfügbar
URL         : http://lists.squeakland.org/pipermail/etoys-dev/attachments/20091020/8023c5db/PastedGraphic-1.png
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No file names involved, no searching in which folder it was saved, no  
worrying about the difference between PNG and JPG.

If you need to save to a file, run Preview, choose "New from  
Clipboard" (or press Cmd-N), then save in any format you like,  
including PNG.

I'm *not* saying we couldn't re-enable the export menu items, just  
explaining why we thought them to be unfriendly except for advanced  
users who like to deal with files and file names and file formats etc.

- Bert -

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