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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: fabri on October 20, 2013, 06:25:20 pm

Title: photoshop files
Post by: fabri on October 20, 2013, 06:25:20 pm
hello everybody,
I just installed Scribus, and I tried to open a PSD file and it was impossibile. Can anyone of you help?
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: toyotadesigner on October 20, 2013, 06:34:14 pm
PSD files are as far as I know not supported. Use a TIFF instead.
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: utnik on October 21, 2013, 04:49:17 am
hi fabri

you can't open image files with scribus like you do it with an image editor, but you can import them into an image frame.

@toyotadesigner: this is the same procedure with with .psd, .tiff, .jpg, .png…

utnik
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: fabri on October 21, 2013, 10:44:38 am
tks for your answer but wat i meant was tha I can't import a PSD file in an image frame Scribus jus show the name of the file.

tks
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: utnik on October 21, 2013, 12:11:39 pm
hi fabri

for questions like this one you should always include infos about the os and program version…
for me it works well on a mac os 10.6.8 with scribus 1.4.3 and with a bit an older 1.5.0 svn version.

if you're working with scribus 1.4.3 and the .psd files you try to import, you should file a report on bugs.scribus.net (http://bugs.scribus.net).

utnik
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: Nermander on October 21, 2013, 01:52:05 pm
Can you describe step by step how you tried to import the PSD?
Title: Re: photoshop files
Post by: Wena on October 21, 2013, 03:04:36 pm
Hi.

I always prepare photos in the program called Gimp, (it's free) from there I can produce the end result ready for Scribus. But your PSD format is often used in working with layers. If that is the case you might want to flatten the layers.

However, I suspect that the format is not your problem,  having just started using Scribus. To get a photo into your work you need to make a graphics frame. Then get the photo into the size you need. Don't forget that you also need it to be sufficient dot per inch. (dpi) that is 300 dpi. the easiest way   find it to first open the file in Inkscape and convert it to a svg format, that is a vector one.

Hope all this helps.

Wena D. Parry.
South Wales, U.K.