The TOS of Pixologic permits the use of the library for whatever purpose, commercial or otherwise, using any software, as long as you do not distribute the alphas themselves to others. This condition would prevent Nomad from bundling the alphas in the app, or acting as any kind of middleman. It, however, doesn’t mean that Nomad can’t make it much easier to import these alphas. The problem right now is that they come as zipped psd files if you download them from the site, which makes it a chore to import them into Nomad. I think it would be awesome if Nomad could directly use these zips.
Cool! Well, that’d solve my problem because then I’ll just write a script to convert them in bulk and copy them there. Accommodating the direct import of these zipped psd files could still help others I guess.
I think it would be really convenient if Nomad would (in the future) integrate with the Files app and expose projects, alphas, reference images, hdrs etc there.
Also on this note, for project management then you could use the system provided in-app Files interface (the same way e.g. Keynotes does). However I know it’s a big consideration because of the cross platform implications.
is in fact not true. What is going on is some weirdness with the import. After I imported an alpha in the converted png format, Nomad duplicated that alpha for some reason when I subsequently tried to import the zip version of it instead of failing.
I’m talking about the import button, when trying to import a zip file. This currently either silently fails, or, as described above, if it has the same name as an already imported alpha, that alpha seems to become duplicated afterwards.