. For a long time, I've wondered why Adobe doesn’t just rewrite Photoshop. Even without knowledge of the deep inner workings of the app, it just feels old. Adobe keeps adding more functionality, even some performance tweaks like GPU acceleration, but the whole thing often feels one feature short of collapse. New versions have consistently pushed the capabilities of modern computers and operating systems, so they always feel a bit slower than younger, more refined apps. Maybe a fresh start would make Photoshop feel a little less 1990 and a little more 2013?
Well, it's not going to happen.
"It would never be the same if you started over today," says Bryan O'Neil Hughes, a senior product manager. "Like a city, it takes on its own personality." He cribbed the analogy from me, but I cribbed it from another developer.
An all-new Photoshop wouldn't be... Photoshop.
"If you wanted to do everything Photoshop does, you'd have to do it in the same way Photoshop does," explains Thomas. And a rewrite would likely take a decade, and, thanks to the error-prone nature of building complex software, it might never be completed.
I learned FORTRAN in the early 70s, when you used a lead pencil to mark the cards, required an over-night run to process and around 100 cards to get a simple printout of a parabolic curve.
Is this another example of not being able to interpret what members of this forum have written?
Things usually get rewritten when they absolutely must be rewritten, and not before. Until then, you simply look to add functionality that will add value to the product.
I have only been using them for 5 years.
I don't like windows 8.
Plenty of people have been using them for decades- and don't like windows 8.
8's lack of appeal is widespread.
If Bill likes it - then everybody else must - or there is something wrong with them he fantasizes.
There are a range of disorders which share that symptom.
Your wingman is on a mission to see everything fail, hence he spends everyday looking for negative stories to bash Microsoft, what a pathetic way to spend your time.
Also, I don't think writing with a pencil on your iPad is going to get your message across any more than the finger painting on a screen that you think substitutes for coherent debate.