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

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Sat Aug 19 12:53:13 BST 2006

Gimp suposedly has support for PSDs - do we know what aspects of PSDs
are problematic? - it is probably much easier for an artist to work
around a couple of features that Gimp doesn't have than learn how to
use a whole new program... Unfortunatley I'm guessing effect layers is
one of these unsupported things, but I don't know

I am not trying to convert you - I know Gimp has limitations, but if
you haven't yet tried it then you may have some luck with 'gimpshop'
basically a UI hack of gimp - if your troubles went eyond UI then it
isn't likely to help a great deal :)

Also - does Photoshop have the ability to export to a folder of PNGs
for each layer - an artist with Gimp could make an xcf from those
layers - it would at least be easier than re-creating from a flat


On 8/19/06, Michiel Sikma <michiel at thingmajig.org> wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Frank Schoep wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Frank
> >
> >
> > [1] - Found some info on http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/
> > article.asp?p=169496&seqNum=3&rl=1
> You can find the file here:
> http://thingmajig.org/tmp/test.tif
> However, it does not open the file correctly. It only shows the
> flattened version. It also complains about the file having
> information it cannot parse.
> I don't think TIFF is going to be very useful.
> Michiel Sikma
> michiel at thingmajig.org
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