On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Jakub Steiner wrote:

> Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 13:26:49 +0100
> From: Jakub Steiner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: GIMPUser <Gimp-user@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu>,
>      Enesha Fairluck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Trouble with layers from psd
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 19:41 -0800, Carol Spears wrote:
> > there are differences between the native photoshop files and the native
> > gimp files.  gimp can handle different sized layers and other things.
> I'm not too certain Photoshop doesn't. In fact, I believe Photoshop
> simply doesn't expose the fact to the interface and resizes layers "on
> demand".

>From my observation that is what it does alright.

> > gimp cannot read psd text information as editable, it reads it only as a
> > painted layer; at least to the best of my knowledge.

Importing PSD Text layers as text isn't supported yet.

> > it would be nice if everyone would stop making psd files since not
> > everyone can use psd.

PSD may not be a properly open standard but if you want to swap files with
other graphics applications and still keep your layers it is the best
option at the moment because lots of applications do understand PSD.

Hopefully MNG or something like it will become more popular for sharing
layered graphics in future but for now PSD is firmly entrenched.

> In many cases people just want to convert their old work.

or they downloaded tutorials and samples from the web that were in PSD

> They don't use proprietary formats by ignorance, but simply because of a
> lack of option and lock-in of their software.

Very True.

- Alan H
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