Request for a little Linux love ;)

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Request for a little Linux love ;)

Postby ardklg » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:32 pm

I'm a longtime Photoshop user, and registered user of FocalBlade, B/W Styler, Color Washer, and Light Machine. (I use FocalBlade and B/W Styler a LOT - they rock!).

I've been using Bibble for the past year or so, and I really like it as part of my RAW workflow. I now like it even more for the following reason...

I'm about to migrate from Windows to Linux for a number of reasons, and Bibble is available on both platforms. Bibble also has a published plugin achitecture, allowing for 3rd party plugins.

So here's Part One of my request: Would you consider making a version of your plugins compatible with Bibble? It would be awesome to be able to use the B/W styler and Color Washer plugins on the RAW images within Bibble before saving as TIFF or JPG, and to be able to specify FocalBlade edge sharpening when doing a "save for web" batch process. And I suspect that offering this functionality within Bibble would attract a whole new set of PhotoWiz customers (since Bibble is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac).

That's my main request.

Now for Part Two: Krita seems poised to be the retouching tool of choice for digital photographers on the Linux platform. The user interface is much more friendly than GIMP, and its feature set is already impressive and advancing rapidly (16-bit, multiple color spaces, adjustment layers, and with an "actions"-type functionality scheduled for version 2.x). They won't implement .8bf due to Adobe's licensing restrictions, but they do have an open plugin architecture. So here's a secondary request to also consider adapting the plugins for use in Krita as well.

Having these awesome tools available on native Linux apps would set a new standard for digital photography on the Linux platform.

Thanks for your consideration.

Kyle

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Re: Request for a little Linux love ;)

Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:11 pm

ardklg wrote:So here's Part One of my request: Would you consider making a version of your plugins compatible with Bibble? ... And I suspect that offering this functionality within Bibble would attract a whole new set of PhotoWiz customers (since Bibble is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac).


I had such requests before, but I rejected them. The main reason is that Bibble is used by relatively few people compared to Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom and other tools. But even if there would be a Bibble version of the PhotoWiz plugins, I do not think there would be a Linux version, because there is an even smaller market for a Linux-based Bibble plugin.

Now for Part Two: Krita seems poised to be the retouching tool of choice for digital photographers on the Linux platform. ... They won't implement .8bf due to Adobe's licensing restrictions, but they do have an open plugin architecture. So here's a secondary request to also consider adapting the plugins for use in Krita as well.


If the Krita developers would implement support for .8bf files with the help of an earlier version of the Photoshop SDK, there would be no license restrictions. But they would still need to make Windows Photoshop plugins work with it.

Sorry, but I guess I will never develop any Linux software. First of all, I never used Linux before and do not intend to use it. Secondly, I do not think that Linux is a platform for developing commercial software. Maybe I am wrong, but I think that most Linux users expect to get software for free.


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