|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Committee or Good Project
>> Since my background is in the computer graphics industry I have two
>> thoughts; first, I would love to develop a program or a package to an
>> existing program that would rival QuarkXpress, Photoshop and
>> Basically allow free software for graphic artists that would totaly run
>> on Linux.
It's interesting that you bring this up. I actually just recently saw a
CMYK pluggin for the GIMP, but I think it split the image into 4 seperate
mask layers like old time 4 color printing film. We need to have like an
Artists committee to take an inventory of what is available, and to start
to work with the tools, to do real work, and promote the fact. And they
need to liason with the various graphic software developers for needed
features and tools for a fre software only enviorment. This might be part
of a larger desktop initiative.
>> I know there is the GIMP, but it needs to have that CMYK issue
>> worked out to resemble PS. TeX or LaTex maybe a good place to start with
>> a Quark like package and Killustraor for Illustrator.
>> Second, how about promoting the use of Linux on hardware other than
>> based machines.
Thereare more Mac users in the Free software movement then one might
thing. Mike Schwern is a big Mac guy. I'm for it. How would propose a
committee out of this and what activities would be undertaken?
>> My problem with my first idea is I know how the graphic programs have to
>> work. I don't know how to write such a program or package to an
>> additional one. If anyone is interested I'd love to discuss the
It's the feedback of the artists which will produce the desired programing
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