The noobisation of Preview.app
For long Preview.app was my favourite default application on OS X. Easy to use, yet very powerful.
It was very convenient to convert images because a wide variety of image format are natively supported on OS X thanks to ImageIO.
But since Lion, and the “screw Power users” philosophy, Apple decided to remove most of them, now Preview can only export in 6 formats instead of the previous 12.
- Because you know, JPEG–2000 is a widely used format and GIF is dead.
- ICNS was great to make OS X icons, even Icon Composer is now longer part of the developer tools.
- ICO sux, agreed, but well it’s still the standard for favicons, even if PNG are supported by all browsers.
So, why the hell ? seriously, all these formats are natively supported by the OS, why remove them ? If it’s because of the noobs, that’s plain stupid, they still are capable of choosing OpenEXR.
I suppose the idea is, go to the MAS and buy an app for that, well f*** you Apple.