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Scribus => Installation and Setup => MacOS => Topic started by: happywhale on November 10, 2017, 05:58:23 pm

Title: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: happywhale on November 10, 2017, 05:58:23 pm
I'm sorry if this has been brought up before - I tried to search the forum with no luck.

I have read through the Wiki and help information, and have Ghostscript installed. But I am still getting the error - 'Importing File:
/Users/belindamcartney/Desktop/CEBC/Image Library/Stock photos/Vectors/Abstract Green Background.eps
failed!'

This happens if I try to import, and if I insert an image frame, it comes up entirely blank if I try and select an EPS.

Any help appreciated :(
Title: Re: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: mnawij on November 11, 2017, 05:19:09 am
Hello happywhale, if the eps file is completely vector art, try the following:

File->Import->Get Vector  and choose the eps file.

Cheers

mnawij
Title: Re: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: happywhale on November 11, 2017, 03:35:50 pm
Hi there! Thanks for you reply... I've been trying that, and unfortunately, it isn't working :(
Title: Re: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: a.l.e on November 11, 2017, 05:41:53 pm
can you share the eps file?
Title: Re: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: mnawij on November 11, 2017, 09:29:28 pm
You can always try opening the eps in GIMP, Krita, gsview or another app and save to a raster/bitmap format and place it within Scribus unless you require vector artwork to maintain a smaller file size.  As a.l.e. posted, please share it if you could.

mnawij
Title: Re: EPS Importing File Failed
Post by: GarryP on November 12, 2017, 02:49:53 pm
Inkscape should be able to convert your EPS. Just import the EPS and save as SVG then import the SVG into Scribus.

This will also serve to "clean" the file of any weird things that might be stopping Scribus from importing it.

The SVG might still contain features that Scribus can't handle but you'll probably get something.