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Comment on "The Case for an Apple Photoshop Replacement"
by Scott Stevenson — May 20
I realized software like that takes years and years to build up a large enough feature base ... Even if Apple started right now, it'd be quite a while until they had a similar number of features.

First, a lot of people here seem focused on feature count. That's really not what I'm after. I'm looking for a native, modern graphic design tool that address the bulk of the most common needs. This is a starting point, and it's better than the nearly zero alternatives we have now.

Secondly, with all due respect, Apple will have an easier time making something like this happen than a independent developer will

It's hard to compete with a decade of work from that many programmers.

Let's put this in perspective. Apple isn't a startup. They have a lot of experience, some fantastic API, and they have a lot of code that already works. That doesn't mean this app would write itself, but folks, come on -- it's not impossible. Apple is completely capable of writing a design tool.
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