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Re: New logo guidelines and web design elements posted



From: "Patrick W. Barnes" <nman64 n-man com>

This is a common case. If the original proprietary program (Photoshop) can't directly save to an open format, then the contributor should use another tool (the GIMP) to convert the file from a proprietary format (PSD) to the best
open format possible (XCF).  It is the responsibility of the original
contributor to make this conversion.

XCF is not a open standard format like SVG or OpenDocument. XCF is a format that happens to have the source code available that reads and writes that format, otherwise XCF isn't documented well.

I do think it is a good idea to encourage the use of open source tools by distributing layouts and other files in the _native_ format of those open source tools. That would include the native format of Scribus ( .sla ).


Charles Dostale
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