On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:27:59 -0600
Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
On 9/1/14 3:25 AM, Mark Crutch wrote:
>> You want JPEG export. I know others that would like Photoshop
>> PSD files. Yet others will want TIFF, or BMP or other esoteric
>> formats. Should Inkscape support them all, or would it be
>> better to export one or two formats and allow the user to use
>> another application to convert to whatever they want?
> You missed my point, Mark. Moving to another application to do
> the conversion takes time. I want to minimize the time I spend,
> not spend the extra time.
> No, I got your point. A few extra seconds and another application
> to convert is too much, so you want JPEG export built in.
Reality? This is no different than wanting a different feature in a
car you buy, or on your smartphone, or on your TV. Why should it be
different for software? And you've acknowledged that others would
like other formats, so it's not like I'm the lone voice in the woods.
You're beating a dead horse, and in a few more go-arounds people are
going to start getting mean. Inkscape isn't a car, a smartphone, or a
TV. It isn't a product: There's no profit motive. I don't think
Inkscape developers even care how many users use it: If you like it,
use it, otherwise don't. The feature you've asked for is already doable
with a shellscript or 15 seconds of your time, and as a result, nobody
else cares about that feature.
If Inkscape doesn't meet your criteria, pick software that does. If
you can't afford it, I guess you have some hard choices to make, but
keep in mind that any of the Inscape developers can sell their
programming time for $70.00/hr, so *they're* the ones who get to decide
what they put in and what they leave out, and so far I think they've
done an excellent job.
Your initial question was quite thought-provoking, but it's been asked
and answered several times, and if you keep asking and arguing, you'll
be labelled with the infamous T word. Best to let it go, and if you'd
prefer different vector graphic creation software, by all means use it!
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance