might be inclined to agree that the plug-in SDK is very long in the tooth and that plug-in developers must suffer the Photoshop plug-in SDK if you want to develop cross platform plug-ins that need updating every time the OS or the host app gets major changes
This was not my subject. I did not criticize the plug-in architecture, for I know nothing of it. However, as you touched it: even the "nothing" of knowledge is more than enough to realize, that ACR is misearbly misplaced
in the plug-in architecture. They fit like chalk and cheese
The fact you don't seem to like the Camera Raw solution says more about you and your point of view than Camera Raw itself
I am very sorry to disappoint you, but ACR is at the moment my favourite raw converter
. This does not make it the ideal
raw converter; however, you are not the one to discuss this issue with.
got a better solution to the problem of undocumented, proprietary raw file formats, let's hear it
I am afraid this will surprize you, but that subject has nothing to do with the raw formats
. My comment related to the software architecture
. If you believed that you have been asked in that subject, well, why don't you ask me about printing on an Epson (or on any other) printer?