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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Versions in Debian (and Ubuntu)

On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 21:17 +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> --On 9 April 2008 16:09:40 -0400 "William L. Thomson Jr." 
> <wltjr@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > That's really when Xara shined for me. I had my stuff in eps format, but
> > Inkscape couldn't work with it. Xara did great, up to rasterization. The
> > end result is way more pixelated.
> That actually looks like a bug in the Linux version (looks like anti-alias
> on export isn't switched on - it's an option in the dialog and perhaps
> the button isn't wired up).

Pretty sure it was, I went through a different rounds. It was worse, and
did get better. In it's defense, most vector apps aren't good at that.
Flash does a good job of going to PNG, lossless. Then Fireworks deals
with the rest, and is VERY good there.

Gimp doesn't even come close. I have done similar operations in Gimp and
in Fireworks. The resulting image from Fireworks is perfect, and Gimp no
so much. If not larger file size :(

Only complaint about Fireworks is abuse/overuse of PNG format. Like
Photoshop has it's own format. So should Fireworks, but instead adds th
extra data for vectors, fonts etc, into comments or etc in the PNG.
Removed if you export to PNG in Fireworks.

>  The windows version exports stuff like that just fine. There is/used
> to be a free trial. (no, I'm not on commission!)

Yeah but I can already do that on Windows now with programs I already
own, and have used for years. So lots of habits to break, and time would
be lost just getting familiar with things. Wouldn't be worth while.

For Linux, yes, I would pay, even for close source binary, and break any
habits, and re-learn interface etc. But for Windows, no go for me :)

William L. Thomson Jr.
Gentoo Foundation

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