[ubuntu-art] Starting the Produce phase for Edgy Eft
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).
Before I write up a definitive policy on this, I took a look at the
file formats supported by Photoshop 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
 - Found some info on http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/
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