Todor Panev

Todor Panev

Sofia, Bulgaria Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Photopea Photo Editor — Edit Photoshop File Online, Aug 09, 2016

    Reminds me of this comment found in actual source code, written by a person working with the format: http://pastebin.com/2v4p6Ty8

    I've never worked with the format programatically but I tend to feel the same as the author.

    Adobe's proprietary formats are largely the reason they've been dominant on the market for so long. While tools that claim to support PSD/AI formats exist, I've yet to seen one that actually fully works and you can't really have it almost work. I think they've done a conscious effort to keep it that way. Either that or they themselves have not cracked the PSD logic, probably produced in the 80s by a mad soviet scientist.

    Fortunately, as we can see (http://tools.subtraction.com), companies that remain monopolies for long tend to stagnate and produce mediocre work, leaving them vulnerable to actual competition.

    I salute your efforts!

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