Adaptability and Portability of Maps
In the March Mapping Challenge there started a discussion about the usability of maps entered in the challenge. But not the right place for a continued discussion.
Originally Posted by alucard339
Originally Posted by dormouse
This is a nice offer, and one I would hope that most of the cartographers here would make.
Originally Posted by Midgardsormr
But being able to take advantage of it depends on the software used and whether you have or can get it.
Most Image/Photo Editing software (Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.net, etc) will have all the images in the map, but the degree to which it can be edited will depend on how much of the process has been left available by the originator. Ditto (I think) for programs like Inkscape.
Dundjinni maps don't contain their images. To reproduce or edit them you will need a copy of Dundjinni and copies of all the artwork used in the same file structure as the map's originator.
I don't know about CC2 or CC3.
DungeonForge contains all its artwork and is freely available, so no problems editing there.
When posting maps, it would be nice if people could say whether they would make source files available and what format they were in.