Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2007 10:12 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
Graphics, User Interfaces Adobe Systems wants to transform its flagship Photoshop software with an interface customized to the task at hand, a potentially radical revamp for software whose power today is hidden behind hundreds of menu options. A new user interface will help Photoshop become "everything you need, nothing you don't," said Photoshop product manager John Nack, describing aspirations for the Photoshop overhaul on his blog Monday. "We must make Photoshop dramatically more configurable," Nack said. "Presenting the same user experience to a photographer as we do to a radiologist, as to a Web designer, as to a prepress guy, is kind of absurd... With the power of customizability, we can present solutions via task-oriented workspaces," Nack said.
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They should port to a new toolkit too
by kragil on Wed 7th Nov 2007 12:03 UTC
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I think QT would be best ... with their Mac codebase not being future proof they must port anyways.
And i think those 6-7K US$ they have to pay per developer would be a good investment.

( My hidden agenda is a native Linux port ;) .. then they would see how much cheaper one multiplatform codebase is and port all their appz ...
awwwwww ... life could be sweet XD )

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memson Member since:

But Qt uses the Carbon API under MacOS X and Carbon is dead. Yay, future proof your products (not)!

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tyrione Member since:

Trolltech Qt 4.4/4.5

Qt for Cocoa: 64-bit Mac version based on the Cocoa API

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axel Member since:

They'll probably re-use/adapt the lua-gui code from lightroom, which if they have a public interface for could mean the ability for users to completely re-write the UI to suite their needs be it classic mode or what ever. Ah pipe dreams.

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Brmbolec Member since:

If you want Photoshop on Linux, take a look at Pixel image editor. That will do it I guess.

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