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Seringit:
(I am using Scribus 1.5.8 on Windows)

Hi,
I have a problem that is driving me nuts. I have a document with various shapes (rectangles) with fill, but no stroke, that have drop shadows. I left the default options for all the drop shadows and sure enough, they look the same for each shape (i.e. same thickness and same opacity for each shadow).

When I export to PDF 1.4, however, some of the drop shadows appear to be smaller and less intense. The only pattern I can make out is that this seems to happen for shapes that are very large (at least in one direction). Up to a certain size they look good and for the larger shapes the shadows become less and less visible the larger the shape.

In the preview all the shadows look exactly the same and if I export to .png they look exactly the same. It is just the PDF export that is messed up and I can't figure out why.
Please help me as I have invested a lot of work in my document, but without consistent shadows I cannot print it.

utnik:
hi seringit

without the document it will be hard to see what's going on…

utnik

Seringit:
Of course, I quickly reproduced the error in this mockup document.
As you can see in the pdf the drop shadows differ in intensity depending on the size of the box. In the png it looks normal.

utnik:
hi seringit

this looks really strange. i tried .pdf1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and x-4 with scribus 1.5.8 and 1.7.0 with the same faulty result.
you should file a bug report and see what jean ghali thinks about it…

utnik

AdmFubar:
There is something odd about your document. Strange error message regarding TeX.I tried making a similar document from scratch without this issue.
Is there a script running in this document?


--- Quote from: Seringit on July 07, 2022, 03:23:01 pm ---(I am using Scribus 1.5.8 on Windows)

Hi,
I have a problem that is driving me nuts. I have a document with various shapes (rectangles) with fill, but no stroke, that have drop shadows. I left the default options for all the drop shadows and sure enough, they look the same for each shape (i.e. same thickness and same opacity for each shadow).

When I export to PDF 1.4, however, some of the drop shadows appear to be smaller and less intense. The only pattern I can make out is that this seems to happen for shapes that are very large (at least in one direction). Up to a certain size they look good and for the larger shapes the shadows become less and less visible the larger the shape.

In the preview all the shadows look exactly the same and if I export to .png they look exactly the same. It is just the PDF export that is messed up and I can't figure out why.
Please help me as I have invested a lot of work in my document, but without consistent shadows I cannot print it.

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