5.13.  Close

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The Close command closes the active image and removes its window. Closing an image is not undoable: once it is closed, everything is gone, including the undo history. If the image is not “clean” — that is, if you have changed it since the last time you saved it — you are asked to confirm that you really want to close it. Note that an image is marked as clean when it is saved to a file, even if the file format chosen does not preserve all the information in the image, so it is a good idea to think for a moment about what you are doing before closing an image. If there is the slightest possibility that you will regret it, it can't hurt to save a copy as an XCF file.

5.13.1.  Activating the Command

  • You can access this command from the image menubar through FileClose,

  • or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+W.

  • For most systems on which the GIMP runs, you can also execute it by clicking on a “Close” button somewhere on the image window titlebar. The location and appearance of this button are determined by the windowing system and the window manager.

    [Note] Note

    If you close the image window, as described above, GIMP simply closes your image. However, if you close the Toolbox window by using the “Close” button, GIMP itself exits.