Hm. I’ve addressed the exact same points umpteen times at this point. Let me try to lay this out as clearly as possible:
My original feature request was for layer clipping masks to be implemented into Krita. In my OP, I (wrongly!) assumed PSD compatibility wasn’t an issue, since Krita already had export/import capability. Therefore, the only needed addition to solve the compatibility, in my mind at the time, was to add layer clipping masks to Krita.
Many then pointed out that PSD compatibility was in fact an issue. However, that made it clear that greater compatibility was a dual-pronged topic:
- Layer Clipping Masks are needed
- Better interchangability with a common format is needed (PSD)
My original request was only concerned with point #1, because I wasn’t even aware of #2. So, #2 is technically beyond the scope of what was being suggested, along with PSD vs ORA or whatever file format you prefer. Everyone and their mother wanted to chip in on why they hate PSD, so we got quite bogged down in that. But again, it was actually beyond the scope of the original request, which is how we ended up in “just do everything possible to improve cross-compatibility” territory. Which I think is the best move altogether, BUT if PSD support is not possible, I think it’s important to keep the original request in mind, which is something others here with no interest in cross-compatibility have also expressed interest in.