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Save All

Mar. 28, 2015

Save All is a python plug-in which adds the capability to save all open images with one click. It’s been fully tested on windows XP and partially tested on Linux, with no problems.


Save All
Save All
Version: 1.0
Author: Irvine
13.8 KiB

Posted by GnuTux in Python-Fu, Scripts & Plug-ins | Trackback URL

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  1. Prodigal says:
    March 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    It works well on Xubuntu Trusty. I find it useful. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for your positive feedback, which is always welcome.

    The main reason I am posting is to be notified of any bug reports or questions about my plugin.


  3. Thank you! Just what I needed!

  4. Works flawlessly on Ubuntu Studio (Xubuntu)

  5. Please, add extension .jpg, .bmp …
    Thanks a lot!

  6. I put the file in the plugins folder.
    When I open the GIMP does not display ‘File -> Save All’.
    I auditioned on Windows and is displayed in ‘File -> Save All’.
    Thank you

  7. Same problem does not work with gimp 2.18.16 on ubuntu 16.04

  8. Thanks for your comments. I have been heavily involved in other projects and have not checked them for quite a while so I will try to deal with any issues that have been raised.

    As far as Linux/Ubuntu is concerned: After the introduction of Windows 10, I removed Windows completely and built my own Arch Linux distro. To make sure we are all working on the same page, I downloaded my Save_All plugin to my new custom Linux box and it works fine in Gimp 2.18. In Linux, you have to set the permissions to allow it to run as a program. Did you reset the permissions?

    With respect to changing the output to formats other than xcf. In the short term, this is a lot of work for very little gain. (Think of error checking the user input for the dozens of supported formats!) From a practical point of view, when you are editing, best practice is to save it as a xcf and only convert it to another format after all the edits are finished. This is easily done using, for example, “Davids Batch processor”, which is available in most Linux repos. (There is also a Windows binary installer, see

    In the future, I may rethink think my position on this. But, for the moment my attitude is: “If it’s not broken don’t fix it.”

    Thanks again for your comments


  9. Edit: Above Gimp 2.18 should read 2.8.18

  10. With respect to my plugin not working on Ubuntu:

    Using fully up-to-date versions of Xubuntu and Gimp, (Ubuntu repo,) I just did a double check, and, assuming you have set the correct permissions, it works fine.

    You can easily set permission by RMB ? Properties ? Permissions ? Check-box “Allow execution as program”

    If, after setting the correct permissions, you still have problems, let me know.

    Thanks for your feedback


  11. Works fine on Linux Mint 17.1 MATE + GIMP 2.8.18

  12. Gimp Save All says:
    April 9, 2017 at 3:49 am - Reply

    If your Save_All was combined with saver it would be the perfect Gimp addon.

    Save_All works with latest gimp with one small problem. The tab icon gets changed to something that looks like a yellow sunset, horizon, and a tree. I’ve seen that image before in gimp, just can’t remember where. The list of badchars aren’t bad in linux (only null). Let the File/ChooserDialog/chooser do the work.

  13. Thanks for your comments.

    If you read the installation note #6, my plugin doesn’t just parse filenames to make them Linux compatible, but rather makes the filenames portable across multiple Os. For me, in the past, this has been a real problem. When switching Os, I have occasionally been stuck with files which I can neither open nor delete because the filename uses a character the new Os doesn’t support.

    Similarly, #8 in the installation notes makes clear that there is no easy way of updating the tab icon without reloading the file as a new image. Hence the “yellow sunset, horizon, and a tree.”

    As I recall, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out a workaround for that particular problem.

    Given the apparent demand for an option to save in images in something other than the .xcf format, I may revisit this problem. However,for the moment, my primary focus is modifying my Arch Linux Os to more closely resemble the new Subgraph distro, so this may take sometime.

    Thanks again, your comments are much appreciated


  14. ripley soto says:
    September 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply


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