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extras> manage images
« on: February 11, 2014, 05:11:23 am »
On both W32 and W64 versions Extras>manage images is greyed out.
Or does it manage only non-vector images?

If so, what *does* manage vector images?
i.e. list or inventory

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Re: extras> manage images
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 06:08:45 am »
It gets enabled as soon as there's an image in your publication.

Try that and see for yourself what it does, coz it's a long explanation


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Re: extras> manage images
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 06:21:14 am »
Thanks.

No, it doesn't seem to manage .eps images (whatever 'manage' means).
What I'm looking for is a little inventory of imported (linked) .eps files in the document, pref. with page number.
Very handy for very large documents with lots of images.

Alan

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Re: extras> manage images
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 09:04:40 am »
hi alan

…it doesn't seem to manage .eps images …

in 'extras' → 'manage images' scribus lists all linked images and let you do some manipulations.
for your .eps files it depends on the way you place them.
  • if you link the files (in image frames)  they'll be listed (but you need to check the box: 'embed pdf and eps files' in the pdf output dialog. otherwise the files will be rendered…)
  • if you import them ('file' → 'import' → 'get vector file') they will be part of the .sla file – and as grouped vector elements, they aren't treated as images any more…
btw. don't open more than one thread for the same problem!

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 09:07:36 am by utnik »

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Re: extras> manage images
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 02:56:12 pm »
Alan, here's an alternative…

Imported SVGs are, by default, named "svg<id>", image frames are "Image<id>". EPS - imported, not placed in an image frame - can be either "Polygon<id>" or "Group<id>" depending on how they're constructed.

So, for example, to see all SVGs open the "Windows -> Outline" dialog and type "svg" into the filter box. You'll now be able to see where all the SVGs are. You can do a similar thing for other types of objects. (Double-clicking on an object goes to that object.)

Or, if you need to manage stuff more proactively - as you might want to do with long documents - you can manually name things when you import them using the "Properties / X,Y,Z / Name" field. Then you can find them even more easily using the same "Windows -> Outline" dialog.

E.g. All vector art - whether it's an SVG or EPS - in or out of an image frame - could be renamed "Vector<id>". Or you could rename all graphs showing test results as "TestResultGraph<id>". Or whatever naming convention is best for you.

Of course you'd have to keep a record of some kind of the last <id> used - Scribus doesn't allow duplicates - but a simple tally counter on a scrap of paper will probably do the job quite well.

I know the above is not ideal but it works.

Manual renaming might sound like a pain but it can be really useful in complicated documents if used properly. And you only need to rename the stuff you want to manage; the rest can simply be ignored.

Garry.

 

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