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Workflow:

Draw in Krita, export as PNG, import into GnuIMP, export as PDF (because client can't open PDFs exported from Krita and prefers printing PDFs over PNGs/jpeg).

After client signs off on them:

Import into Inkscape > trace to vector > export SVG for posterity > export as PDF > rename PDF file to .ai because the printers apparently use a version of Illustrator that doesn't know what to do with .svg files (or they don't know how to import XD).

Phew.

@welshpixie

Many years ago I told a client to send me documents in "non-word" format.
I got BMP screenshots.
😭

@GustavinoBevilacqua Bahahahaha! Yep! And doing web work, asking people to send images at specific aspect ratios, and they just stretch them instead of cropping XD

@welshpixie

«The image fits the screen of the camera, so it couldn't be too huge!»

@GustavinoBevilacqua @welshpixie back in the day (1980s) my father asked a client to send him a copy of a file, and he got faxed a picture of a floppy disk. 💾

@welshpixie ......that certainly puts my much smaller inconveniences into perspective :blobsweats:

@welshpixie You can rename a PDF to .ai and it actually works? Wow.

@skquinn Yeah, found that out with another client who also wasn't able / didn't know how to import PDFs or .svg files. Did some googling and that was the solution!

@welshpixie I guess you learn something new every day. The one time I used Krita, it was to convert a PSD in CMYK into something GIMP actually had a prayer of being able to turn into something useful (and it worked, thankfully). Honestly, I wish there was a truly free software friendly alternative to PSD... it's a rather tedious format to deal with.

@skquinn Heh, absolutely. I'm just glad Krita can open them and work with the layers, because I get sent them occasionally to work with.

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