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maybe there have been some misunderstandings, i had no intention to "flame"
anyone and think aleksandar is doing a great job.
but as i already said and others too mentioned, it *is* a problem, when
design is done with proprietary software and no soures are available in a
standard format (in our case SVG).

i agree that everyone has his favourite tools and is free to use what he
wants, but if that means it is not possible changing these files using free
software, someone should at least be aware of that and the problems it
causes. after that it's up to everyone to decide for his own what he wants
to use, but if he decides to use proprietary software, he should at least
export the source file to an open format (SVG if possible) everyone can open
and edit.

in aleksandars case there is kind of a problem doing that, because ps is a
raster graphics editor, so i don't really know which possibilities there
are. btw psd import in gimp is horrible for complex designs. that's not
gimps fault, it's because psd is a proprietary format, but it is no solution
for us.
in any way, i highly recommend everyone to use free software from the very
beginning, so we don't have to deal with such problems in the future.


2011/9/28 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. ;-)

David Nelson

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