One of the most important features of 1.4 (for me at least ) was missing was export options for png/jpeg, I am even surprise that there was no wishlist items for that in bugs.kde.org. So for 1.5, it is fixed, and we now have export options for JPEG, PNG and TIFF. The three most important raster graphics files formats out there.
Here is the option dialog for PNG :
Here is the option dialog for JPEG :
Here is the option dialog for TIFF :
The new TIFF filter even add a lot more features, as it is able for instance to load various bit depth files, from 1bit to 64bit (it can probably handles more, but it hasn’t been tested).
The other files formats are still handled by the old ImageMagick based import/export filter. And we had two major requests concerning image import/export, it was : improving support for PSD (the photoshop file format) and for the Gimp file format. As for PSD, specifications are only available up to the version 6.0, and ImageMagick allready support that, and for the Gimp, their file format isn’t standardised which makes it very difficult to support it correctly.