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Totally agree with David.

Aleksandar used the tools he had on hand - and was very productive doing so. Nothing wrong with that.

We already had a similar situation for the "Motif" development; Nik used CS5 for initial layout which at the end was converted into an open SVG-format. It took some frustration though to get it right [*], there are issues with transparencies, groupings and "Smart Objects ??" when exporting from the Adobe products. We should rather be ready to help Aleksandar if such problems arise when he produces the final vector graphics.

If a design is supposed to be developed by multiple designers from the start, then of course the use of an initial open format like SVG would be more adequate.

So if the final output is good (that is in an open format, editable for further development, translation etc.) I dont care about the initial tools - it could as well have been done with a Rotring pen on Canson paper.

Best regards,

Sveinn í Felli
(who uses extensively FOSS software, is mostly Windows free since 10 years ago, and has never used Facebook - therefore I don't exist :-) )

[*] example: <>

Þann þri 27.sep 2011 22:40, skrifaði David Nelson:
Hi guys,

Sorry, but I disagree with criticising Aleksandar like this.

1) We need creative people doing work for our project. I don't really
care what he uses, as long as the format of the source files is
accessible. Sure, it would be great if he was using Gimp or Inkscape,
but Photoshop can output files that can be read with those programs,
and Gimp can read .psd.

2) We all have our favorite tools. I run Linux 24/7 on my system, but
I always keep a copy of Photoshop 6/ImageReady installed using
Wine/Crossover Office, simply because I know how to easily do things
with them that *can* be done with Gimp but only in a more round-about
manner. Plus, there are things that Gimp and Photoshop each do
slightly better or worse than the other.

So I think Aleksandar should be left to use what tools he wants. You
do know that Photoshop is a *very* commonly-used tool among graphic
artists, right?

So can we stop the flaming in this thread about tools?

Tobias,Vitorio, when I the same real productive output for the
LibreOffice project from you guys as Aleksandar has contributed, then
you can start bitching. Until then, please let the guy work in peace.

Thanks. ;-)

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