All requests and remarks posted on this blog, have been shared with the developers of the concerning products. The Feature Requests blog is my independent way of sharing, and recording both ideas and annoyance about software. Improvement is the main goal.

woensdag 2 mei 2012

Apple – don't abandon the MacPro (and its users)!

Apple – don't abandon the MacPro (and its users)! It will be a shame when Apple chooses to leave the creative pro market. One of the things that distinguishes Apple from Samsung, is their history in the creative industry. If they skip the people that create content, the Apple will we eaten up from the inside, leaving a fruit without the clockhouse.  They can survive for a couple of years, but then the masses will move on to a new, fresh and hip brand. Furthermore, I think in the near future the competition regulations will insist on cross platform compatibility for the store. So consumers must be able to buy from iTunes with their Android and Windows devices, and vice versa. In that case, Apple will again loose some of it unique selling points and that will temper the growth.

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 export to PSD not enough memory

Concise problem statement:
Not able to export AI to PSD due to 'Not Enough memory' message.
Steps to reproduce bug:
 1. create a medium complex AI file 45 x 56 cm, 6 layers
 2. export to Photoshop, with layers, 300dpi
 3. See how it not always works
 Results: Error message
 Expected results:
A .psd file.

Remarks: my system has 12gB RAM and >100gB scratch disk. The .AI file is 3.3mB, the resulting .psd should be approx. 300mB. So memory shouldn't be the problem. I think some old code in AI prevents it from making use of all available memory...