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Thanks for the help, everyone! - Alex
On Aug 14, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Nick Nallick wrote:
On Aug 13, 2008, at 8:10 PM, David Duncan wrote:
Yes, PICT is gone in 64-bit.
Could you expand on why you need to do this?
I'll throw in my two cents worth...
As the OP alluded to, there are many apps with Carbon heritage that still put PICT on the clipboard. For example, MS-Word only just started supporting PDF in any meaningful way and I haven't looked, but even the most recent version still probably uses PICT on the clipboard. In the real world lots of people expect apps to maintain cut/paste compatibility with Word. You don't get to skip that just because your app is going to be 64 bit.
In addition, there are a lot of people out there who still have a large library of images created prior to Mac OS X. Sometimes these are in hard to find formats (anyone remember SuperPaint and IntelliDraw?) but frequently they're in PICT. Those people still want to be able to use those files. PICT was the standard graphic file exchange format on the Mac for about twenty years. It seems rather short slighted to completely drop support for it.
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