Carol Spears ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 07:38:19PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > Is there any method of taking an existing graphic, and, other then by 
> > major trial and error, determining the font type used?  When one watches 
> there actually is a web site that will look at a jpeg and suggest the
> fonts that were used.  you got the color picker for the color and the
> measure tool to help with determining the size.
> i wish i could remember the name of the web site.  it is something
> cryptic like "whatthefont"....


> > >more, it is totally possible for this to be written into the gimp psd
> > >plug-in -- it just hasn't been done yet.
> > 
> > 'k, being around OSS long enough, I'm not going to ask 'when is it going 
> > to be done", since the answer i "when someone gets around to it ... :)
> > 
> it is interesting, actually, beyond the when "someone gets around to it"
> bit.  neither photoshop or gimp do much to encourage the use of their
> native format on other software.
> there are so many volunteer organizations and such that have done their
> flyers and such with propietary software.  this question usually comes
> up in regards to something like this because a date needs to be edited
> or something.  it is interesting that the orgs don't have a hacker
> volunteer (ever) who understands software at the level it would take to
> add this to the psd plug-in.  at least, there were several times it was
> about flyers that I was asked this question.
> politically, is it in gimps interest that we don't read psd text layers
> or is it in photoshops interest?  

Probably in PS's interest, since Adobe is the party no longer opening up
their documentation of PSD. Without this documentation it would be
tedious reverse engineering to get the information of layer styles and
fonts used.

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