I’m not sure if this is the best place to post this question, haven’t had much luck finding other examples. I’ve been using the stable Manjaro (Gnome) branch for the last year or so and I think it’s mostly worked well but in the last few months (at least) whenever I merely open an imagine in GIMP or Krita, it’s suddenly HUGE. For example, a 2.5 MB .png file shows up as 186 MB in GIMP and 77 MB in Krita.
I thought maybe I configured some setting in a strange way, so deleted all settings and restarted the application(s) with their defaults but that made no difference. On another computer using Ubuntu, I do not have this problem
If I use something like gThumb to open or make basic edits on the same image, it does not make it huge.
Any ideas what I can do to stop images from ballooning in size like that when they’re opened?