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hi

you should be able to do that with the scribus generator:

https://github.com/berteh/ScribusGenerator#dynamic-images

there are some details in the description and it promises that more is shown in the linked video tutorial.

is it what you are looking for?

ciao
a.l.e
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I use Scribus to create labels for my jam business. My husband wrote a script that runs in the command line and generates my labels with the proper names, ingredients, and dates. But we haven't been able to figure out a quick way to insert the nutrition labels since they are pictures (.jpg) and not text. Currently, I'm going through and putting them in one at a time after the rest of the label information has been generated. But when I have really large productions runs in a specific week, that takes forever. Is there a way to either select multiple image frames and "get image" so that they all have the same image? Or even better, to use Scribus Generator to find the proper image files and put them in the correct places?
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus 1.6 - even a rough "guessimate" would be wonderful
« Last post by tim_occ on August 13, 2017, 08:08:59 pm »
Hi all,

was there any discussion about some paid developers who will work permanently on Scribus? I think such developers can speed up the release cycle and allow a bit more planning if someone is working 8 hours per day on Scribus. Some big projects, like Blender or Mozilla are working with this model.
One other model would be like feature based crowd funding with freelancer. I think Krita dis something like that in the past.

regards,
Martin
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by tim_occ on August 13, 2017, 04:22:41 pm »
It is also no big deal to create a wordpress theme out of this just to reuse the existing infrastructure.

regards,
martin
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General Discussion / Re: Another Possible New Scribus User Looking For A Path
« Last post by founder on August 13, 2017, 03:08:53 pm »
I wrote my second book 2012-2013 in English and German in the same document (layer switching with general, english, german)
416 pages DIN A5 with many graphics. Sent the PDF direct to the printing company to China. All worked well.

This had been done by different 1.4 versions.

Last year, I moved from Windows 8 to Linux Ubuntu 16.0.4

Just had to install some fonts more and my book looked like in the Windows version of Scribus.
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General Discussion / Re: Making combined graphics with Scribus
« Last post by founder on August 13, 2017, 03:02:53 pm »
If transparency is necessary, one more step is necessary.

Scribus -> Export as png (transparency is lost)
GIMP -> make transparency
Pngquant -> Optimize size
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General Discussion / Re: Making combined graphics with Scribus
« Last post by founder on August 12, 2017, 06:29:32 pm »
Until now, I did only white background.

Now the combined graphic has in Scribus background color #FFFF40. A light yellow.

The graphic Scribus saves has in Image Viewer: f0ff00.
The graphic PngQuant makes from the saved has in Image Viewer also: f0ff00.
The same graphic shows in GIMP as f4f43d

Google Chrome displays on the screen efff00
Chrome displays the background-color of the page like defined  #FFFF40.

The difference from #FFFF40 to efff00 looks very bad.

Any ideas about this colore problems?

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Scribus forums / Re: Moving the forums to discourse
« Last post by GarryP on August 12, 2017, 12:02:50 pm »
Unfortunately I don't have the technical know-how to participate in any kind of strategy/installation work and can't commit to any lengthy testing work. However, I might be able to put in the odd hour or so here and there evaluating a sand box copy. Probably not what you need but it's all I can offer at the moment.
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by GarryP on August 12, 2017, 11:54:39 am »
I think the site is at a point where the question can be asked.
It's not quite fully polished but - to me at least - it makes a better job of promoting Scribus than the current site.
The new site has no complex installation requirements, it's just HTML/CSS/JS with some images, so copying it over shouldn't be a huge issue.
I would like to hear what the team thinks.
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Free discussion / Re: Does someone think Open Source Software is just a plaything?
« Last post by Derek on August 11, 2017, 09:58:08 pm »
Maybe a bit late to resurrect this old thread , but here's my twopenn'orth.

I worked with commercial, proprietary software written for only one purpose - making money. That's ok as long as the customers understand that they have a purely business relationship and that the software supplier will do everything it can to bleed them dry. Every enhancement, and customisation must be preceded by a financial negotiation, or must be looked on by the supplier as something they must provide in order to remain competitive.

I've also been a user of freeware and open source software and, generally, found it to be written by people who (as far as I can tell) appear to want to write software because they want it to do the very best it can with the hardware an operating systems available.

Given the choice I'd almost certainly choose open source over commercial. Even if I was running a business I'd gravitate towards open source - but I'd want to be sure my choice, if it is mission critical, is from an established and reputable author/team, has a sensible development plan that will keep it growing in the right direction for my business, and that priority support is also available should I run into a serious problem.

There's always exceptions to the general rules. There is masses of rubbish written by wannabe software developers of both types. Care in selection should weed that out. When you're choosing software - especially if you're going to need to communicate with the developers to request customisation or enhancements - you may be entering into a long term relationship. If you're taking on open source software, of course, you could choose to modify it yourself if you have the skills. Strictly, though, you would probably have to make your own work available as open source software so building your own propriety or trade secrets into it may be inadvisable. 
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