Gimp can no longer save a JPEG file

So there I was, just wanting to tweak a few JPEG screen captures. Open them in Gimp 2.8, crop off the edges and select save.

“You can use this dialog to save to the GIMP XCF format. Use File→Export to export to other file formats.”

Save will now only save as Gimp’s own .xcf format. It will not save JPEG.

Save As will now only save as Gimp’s own .xcf format. It will not save JPEG.

To save the JPEG file I just opened, I have to select ‘Export’, then select the filename, then click ‘OK’ when it says the file already exists, which I already know because I just opened it. Worse, after saving, it still says the file has been changed since last saved and I have to then select ‘Discard Changes’ to close the window. That’s about a dozen extra, pointless mouse clicks just to save a file.

What retarded monkey came up with that idea? Gimp already has the worst, least intuitive interface of any software I use on a regular basis and this only makes it worse.

Is there a decent alternative yet? Particularly a node-based image editor?

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