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ni_soros

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script for Automatic import of images
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:23:00 am »
Hi,

Noob here, just trying to figure this out: I want to automatically import images using the scribalbum_letter.py script on this page:
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Automatic_import_of_images:_Versions_not_requiring_Tkinter

but I am not able to run the script in the Scribus Python Console (Script>>Show Console). It returns many syntax and indentation error messages that I do not understand. Can someone help me out?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 09:11:10 am »
Have you been able to run other scripts?

How are you trying to run it? Are you pasting into the console?

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 12:41:18 pm »
Hi Nermander

Open Scribus (dont create any page)
Try Scripts/Execute script.../scribalbum_letter.py
select your folder and image Type
and voilĂ ...

It worked well for me...

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 12:19:28 am »
Thanks for the help.

Nermander, I ran the default scripts that were bundled into the program and those worked fine.

I have both pasted it into the console and run the .py file.

When I run the console, I am able to select an image directory and an image type, but then get these error messages below:

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'\nThis is scribalbum_letter.py. This script will load the images from a\ndirectory, creating a new document of US Letter size.\n\nUSAGE: It is probably better not to already have any document in Scribus,\nsince memory usage can become intense when a large number of images is\nused. \nYou are first presented with a dialog to choose either 4 or 6 images per page.\nNext select a directory where your images are located. Finally, select the \ntypes of image files, using the code you see in the last dialog. \nNOTE: If you choose PDF, only the first page will be imported, and the PDF \nwill be rasterized.\n\nAUTHOR: Gregory Pittman Original version: 2005.02.13, this version: 2008.07.23\n\nLICENSE: This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify \nit under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free \nSoftware Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any \nlater version.\n\n'
  File "<console>", line 1
    while (nrimages != '4') and (nrimages != '6'):
                   ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<console>", line 1
    nrimages = scribus.valueDialog('Pictures','- US Letter Paper -\n Four or Six Images per Page?\nChange to 6 as desired','4')
   ^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
  File "<console>", line 4
    d = os.listdir(imagedir)
    ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<console>", line 5
    D.sort()
    ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<console>", line 4
    if nrimages == '6':
     ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<console>", line 1
    xpos = [15, 310, 15, 310, 15, 310]
   ^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
  File "<console>", line 1
    ypos = [42, 42, 290, 290, 533, 533]
   ^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
  File "<console>", line 1
    else:
       ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<console>", line 1
    result = scribus.messageBox ('Not Found','No Images found with\n this search selection',scribus.BUTTON_OK)
   ^
IndentationError: unexpected indent


Polpero, thanks for the tip about not creating a page when I open the program. However, when I executed the script as suggested -- Scripts/Execute script.../scribalbum_letter.py -- I am told to choose the number of pages for the document -- 4 or 6 (something I don't see when I do it in the console), I select the image directory, then the image type, and then see a pop-up window that says this:

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Traceback (most recent call last:
  File "", line 8, in
  File "C:\Users\Back Office\Box Sync\Satellite Photos\Image Creation with Scribus\scribalbum_letter.py", line 71, in
    scribus.setFont(labelFont, L)
ValueError: Font not found.

Unlike pasting the code into the console, this actually creates a page with a text box in it that says, "Dir: C:/Users/Back Office/Box".


Thanks again for your help!  :D I wonder if it has to do with the first line of the code, which is for linux, but I am in Windows...

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 07:32:59 pm »
Anyone understand that/have any thoughts??

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 09:13:50 am »
hi,

could you explain us, why you are pasting the script into the console?

the "right" way to tweak a script is to store it under a different name, modify it, and then run the new file...

and: how good are you python skills? do you know that indenting has a meaning in python?

in my eyes you trying to do something somehow silly (but that should work) in a slightly wrong way (which triggers the errors)... and we can get that fixed? :-)

ciao
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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 09:39:45 pm »
a.l.e,

So in the first half of ^^my message^^, I had been pasting the script into the console just to see if it would work. The first box of code above was the error message that was returned, with a bunch of indentation errors.

But I also did just what you said --

I pasted the following into a file that I titled scribalbum_letter.py (also available at http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Automatic_import_of_images:_Versions_not_requiring_Tkinter:

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#!/usr/bin/env python

"""
This is scribalbum_letter.py. This script will load the images from a
directory, creating a new document of US Letter size.

USAGE: It is probably better not to already have any document in Scribus,
since memory usage can become intense when a large number of images is
used.
You are first presented with a dialog to choose either 4 or 6 images per page.
Next select a directory where your images are located. Finally, select the
types of image files, using the code you see in the last dialog.
NOTE: If you choose PDF, only the first page will be imported, and the PDF
will be rasterized.

AUTHOR: Gregory Pittman Original version: 2005.02.13, this version: 2008.07.23

LICENSE: This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any
later version.

"""

import scribus
import os

filetype = []
dicttype = {'j':'.jpg','p':'.png','t':'.tif','g':'.gif','P':'.pdf'}
Dicttype = {'j':'.JPG','p':'.PNG','t':'.TIF','g':'.GIF','P':'.PDF'}
nrimages = '0'
while (nrimages != '4') and (nrimages != '6'):
    nrimages = scribus.valueDialog('Pictures','- US Letter Paper -\n Four or Six Images per Page?\nChange to 6 as desired','4')
imagedir = scribus.fileDialog('Select Image Directory','Directories',isdir=True)
imagetype = scribus.valueDialog('Image Types','Enter the Image Types, where\n j=jpg,p=png,t=tif,g=gif,P=pdf\n "jptgP" selects all','jptgP')
for t in imagetype[0:]:
    filetype.append(dicttype[t])
    filetype.append(Dicttype[t])
d = os.listdir(imagedir)
D = []
for file in d:
    for format in filetype:
        if file.endswith(format):
            D.append(file)
D.sort()
labelFont="DejaVu Sans Book"

# When 4 pics per page, coords are: (15, 42),(310, 187), (15, 388), (310, 533)
# When 6 pics per page: (15, 42),(310, 42), (15, 290), (310, 290),(15,533),(310,533)
if nrimages == '4':
    xpos = [15, 310, 15, 310]   
    ypos = [42, 187, 388, 533]
if nrimages == '6':
    xpos = [15, 310, 15, 310, 15, 310]
    ypos = [42, 42, 290, 290, 533, 533]
# This proportion is right for photographs from my digital camera
pwidth = 288
pheight = 193
imagecount = 0
#framecount = 0
if len(D) > 0:
    if scribus.newDoc(scribus.PAPER_LETTER, (10,10,20,20),scribus.PORTRAIT, 1, scribus.UNIT_POINTS, scribus.NOFACINGPAGES, scribus.FIRSTPAGERIGHT):
        while imagecount < len(D):
            if imagecount > 0:
                scribus.newPage(-1)
                framecount = 0
# L is the frame at the top of each page showing the directory name
            L = scribus.createText(15, 20, 200, 20)
            scribus.setText("Dir: " + imagedir, L)
            scribus.setTextAlignment(scribus.ALIGN_LEFT, L)
            scribus.setFont(labelFont, L)
            scribus.setFontSize(10, L)
# Here is where we're loading images into the page, four at a time, then go back up for a newPage
            for x,y in zip(xpos,ypos):
                if imagecount < len(D):
                    f = scribus.createImage(x, y, pwidth, pheight)
                    scribus.loadImage(imagedir + '/' + D[imagecount], f)
                    scribus.setScaleImageToFrame(scaletoframe=1, proportional=1, name=f)
                    lenfilename = len(D[imagecount])
                    Lpiclen = int(5.3 * lenfilename)
# Lpic is the label for each picture, with position and length adjusted
# according to the text length, so if you change the font or its size,
# you may need to adjust this only approximate calculation.
                    Lpic = scribus.createText(x, y + 193, Lpiclen, 15)
                    scribus.setText(D[imagecount], Lpic)
                    scribus.setTextAlignment(scribus.ALIGN_RIGHT, Lpic)
                    scribus.setFont(labelFont, Lpic)
                    scribus.setFontSize(8, Lpic)
                    scribus.setFillColor("White", Lpic)
                    imagecount += 1
               
    scribus.setRedraw(1)
    scribus.redrawAll()

else:
    result = scribus.messageBox ('Not Found','No Images found with\n this search selection',scribus.BUTTON_OK)

I actually tried this on a Linux machine, my personal laptop, and this worked when I ran the code in Scribus, but I need to make it run on the computer at my work running Windows.

When I do the same thing on the Windows computer, this happens:
- I am prompted to select a directory -- This is good!
- I am prompted to select the number of images per page -- This is good, too!

But then the script crashes and returns this error message:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 8, in <module>
  File "C:\Users\Back Office\Box Sync\Satellite Photos\Image Creation with Scribus\scribalbum_letter.py", line 71, in <module>
    scribus.setFont(labelFont, L)
ValueError: Font not found.

What up with that???

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 10:18:08 am »
is the font "DejaVu Sans Book" installed on your windows computer?

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Re: script for Automatic import of images
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 08:04:10 pm »
Thank you so much, a.l.e!  It was the font! I changed it to "Calibri Light" and it worked perfectly.

 

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