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#31
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.
#32
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.
#33
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by brownie - May 22, 2024, 03:56:29 PM
Ok, I just found out that one can change the color of the bitmap in the effects section (bottom of the pop-up window). Great so far.

But there is still the issue left that the bitmap has a white background (the frame has no background). How can I remove the background of the bitmap (which it doesn't have)? When I use the same bitmap in Indesign, it doesn't have a white background.

Thx PatJr for your help, that was posted while I was writing this.

So what you mean is that Scribus cannot handel a bitmap file for what it is? I have to use a png-file instead?
#34
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by PatJr - May 22, 2024, 03:44:42 PM
Can you post up a sample file of an image similar to what you want to work with?

gimp can remove a color and set it to transparent, just save it as a png so the transparency is preserved

scribus has some image manipulation tools
select the image frame then
Item>Image>Image Effects   or Crl-E
#35
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by brownie - May 22, 2024, 03:35:42 PM
Hi,

I am a quite experienced designer (QuarkXpress and Indesign) and have the same problem as Robert. Unfortunately the only answer didn't solve the issue how to change the color of a bitmap.

A bitmap should also not be displayed with a background color, cause a bitmap is just a map of bits (there is no "black and white", there is only "black"). So how can a bitmap be displayed without a background color (cause it has none) and used what it is for, f. e. for logos to choose a special color and lay it on a photo without having it surrounded by a frame that a bitmap doesn't have?

Your answer will be highly appreciated!
#36
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Cool Shapes
Last post by utnik - May 22, 2024, 01:31:53 PM
yes, that was my experience as well – not really usable with scribus.
i didn't really understand how the shapes have been built...

utnik
#37
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Cool Shapes
Last post by a.l.e - May 22, 2024, 08:20:52 AM
i have tried to import two of the shapes (as svg)...

this is the result with the forth "star" on the first row:

CS_star_4.png

inkscape reads it correctly.
#38
Vector graphics and postscript / Cool Shapes
Last post by AdmFubar - May 21, 2024, 11:06:17 PM
found this site today. Thought users here would find it useful.

https://coolshap.es/
#39
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 20, 2024, 06:36:08 PM
This is a source of irritation for most users. Perhaps a change to how the default document is set up. I'm thinking along the lines of having scribus prompt the user for font to use, rather then a predetermined font from the pool of installed fonts on the users machine.
#40
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by Nermander - May 20, 2024, 03:45:52 PM
For the current document you should use File>Document setup>Item Tools.