[ubuntu-art] Starting the Produce phase for Edgy Eft

Frank Schoep frank at ffnn.nl
Sat Aug 19 09:46:24 BST 2006

On Aug 19, 2006, at 10:21 AM, Michiel Sikma wrote:
> I must say that I kind of disagree with this. I support open  
> standards, but I do not work with the GIMP. I cannot work with the  
> GIMP and I will not do so in the future, as I am an artist, and I  
> care about getting work done; at this moment, I get work done using  
> Photoshop, as would be the same for many other artists. Therefore,  
> I can only share "final" versions of my artwork in non-layered  
> files (or proprietary layered files).

I see.

Before I write up a definitive policy on this, I took a look at the  
file formats supported by Photoshop[1] to see if there are any other  
layered formats available. There seems to be one, advanced TIFF.  
Could you try saving a more complex and layered Photoshop drawing to  
layered TIFF and sending it to me so I can fiddle with it in The Gimp?

I haven't got Photoshop myself so I'm not sure which options you can  
set for saving TIFFs, but if possible, apply deflate or bzip2  
compression to keep the file size down. I hope we can resolve the  
issue partially by exporting layered TIFFs from Photoshop which can  
be opened using Breezy / Dapper / Edgy Gimp.

Thanks for bringing up the issue, I hope we can work together towards  
a solution.



[1] - Found some info on http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/ 

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