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Linux / Re: [SOLVED] Editing image usi...
Last post by Durhamwilly - May 24, 2024, 08:51:12 PM
Quote from: AdmFubar on May 24, 2024, 07:27:41 PMnot as smooth is rather lacking in detail. from what i can see the magic wand selection have the same options in both gimp and photoshop 7. Can you be more specific about "smooth"?

When selecting areas of an image in Photoshop, it's only a case of tracing what you want to select. It doesn't involve a lot of mouse clicking, Having said that, I have been using Photoshop ever since V1, way, way back 30 years ago. So I guess I'm biased. I just find it more intuitive and easier to use. As I said, I'm biased !
#2
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by Durhamwilly - May 24, 2024, 08:43:55 PM
Quote from: Durhamwilly on May 13, 2024, 12:49:16 AMHi

Image Editor Problem ......

I have Scribus 1.6.1 installed on my Linux Mint 21.3 machine, and loving it!

I also am running Wine with Photoshop 7 installed in it, but I cannot figure out how to properly set up the External Tools image editor in Scribus to actually run the Wine installation of Photoshop as my Scribus image editor.

No matter what syntax I use, I can't get it to work.

Can anyone tell me what the "Name of Executable" should be in the External Tools image editor to run my Photoshop that's in Wine? I have tried "/home/MyUserName/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Adobe/Photoshop 7.0/Photoshop.exe" - it didn't work.

However, if I directly click on the Photoshop.exe file in this directory, Photoshop opens fine....

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks....

 

I got it working...... here's how I did it:

How to get Photoshop (V7) running properly under Wine in Linux Mint 21.3.

This works well, (at least for me!) and allows me to use Photoshop as my Image Processing Tool in Scribus.
(I like Photoshop for image editing - in my opinion, it has the best "Magic Wand" tool of all the editors out there. GIMP comes a close second).

1.) Install Photoshop into Wine. (This info assumes that you have Wine installed in your Linux Mint).

Once Photoshop is installed into Wine, make a note of the Photoshop.exe location by looking in the .wine folder for it. It's used below.
In my Wine installation, Photoshop is located in /home/MyUserName/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Adobe/Photoshop 7.0/Photoshop.exe

2.) Create a .sh script. I named mine "PHOTOSHOP-WINE-RUN-Official-Version.sh", and put it into my Utils directory which I created in my Home folder.

# bash script contents ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#!/bin/bash
PAR=`winepath -w "$*"`
# NOTE the quotes around the LOC string below. Quotes are needed as there are spaces in the installation directory string.
LOC=~/".wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Adobe/Photoshop 7.0//Photoshop.exe"
wine "$LOC" "$PAR"
exit 0
# end of bash script contents ///////////////////////////////////////////

*** Set the script's File Permissions to "Allow this file to run as a program"


3.) Create a Launcher on your  Desktop - you can name it whatever you want, and assign any Icon to it.....
I named mine Photoshop 7_0_official_version.desktop

# Desktop Launcher File contents ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Photoshop 7.0 OFFICIAL
Comment=
Exec=/home/YourUserName/Utils/PHOTOSHOP-WINE-RUN-Official-Version.sh
Icon=E288_Photoshop.0
Path=
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
# end of Desktop Launcher File contents ///////////////////////////////////////////

*** Set it's File Permissions to "Allow this file to run as a program"

4.) To use Photoshop 7 as your image editor in Scribus 1.6.1, (and likely other versions also):
Open Scribus, go to Preferences, External Tools, Name of Executable and enter the location of your .sh script. In my case, it's
/home/MyUserName/Utils/PHOTOSHOP-WINE-RUN-Official-Version.sh

That's it.... thanks much from other Scribus users for their input !!


#3
Scribus forums / Forum Spam
Last post by AdmFubar - May 24, 2024, 07:32:28 PM
Is getting out of hand, there is more spam posts, then actual posts about scribus.
#4
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 24, 2024, 07:27:41 PM
not as smooth is rather lacking in detail. from what i can see the magic wand selection have the same options in both gimp and photoshop 7. Can you be more specific about "smooth"?
#5
General Discussion / Re: Unable to work on older fi...
Last post by PatJr - May 24, 2024, 02:27:25 PM
yiks!
hope you still have that old disk drive
for what you want, you need
File>Collect For Output
then scribus will save a document and all the resources to a directory
the regular save leaves everything where it is and only references the location in the scribus sla file
#6
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by Durhamwilly - May 24, 2024, 01:57:39 PM
Quote from: AdmFubar on May 20, 2024, 02:27:18 AMwhy the need for photoshop?

Of all the image editors out there, Photoshop seems to have the best Magic Wand. GIMP comes a close second with it's "magic wand", but not as smooth as photoshop.
#7
General Discussion / Unable to work on older files
Last post by Rui! - May 24, 2024, 08:49:07 AM
Hello, all.

I had an older computer on which I worked; I did a couple of scribus documents in version 1.4.x (can't remember exactly which one it was); I've now bought a new computer, but before I saved everything important to an external drive. I installed the newer scribus version (right now I have the 1.6.1), and the documents are all there, but no images or text are showing. What should I do?

Thank you all for any help.
#8
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by a.l.e - May 22, 2024, 05:36:46 PM
... and if you plan to rely on that transparency to make into the pdf and then on paper:

- you need to use a pdf version that support transparencies,
- and make sure that your printer (print shop...) honors the transparencies in the pdf.

... because scribus won't flatten the transparencies for you.
#9
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by Nermander - May 22, 2024, 04:50:04 PM
A "normal" RGB bitmap file contains colors ranging from black (0,0,0) to white (255,255,255), so there is always a "background".

You need a bitmap format with transparency to get rid of any background.
#10
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by brownie - May 22, 2024, 04:10:03 PM
Wow PatJr, I tried your solution and it worked to place the logo without background.

Thank you very much so far!

But then I couldn't change the color of the logo anymore. The SCRIBUS-effects do not work with PNG files.

My workaround:
I set the background transparent in GIMP and also changed the color of the logo in GIMP and saved the final logo version as a png and then placed it in SCRIBUS. Now the logo is shown without background. It is still poor that I can't change the logo color easily in SCRIBUS.

Scribus should work on that issue imho. It definitely should be able to handle bitmap files.