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General Discussion / Re: Unable to work on older fi...
Last post by PatJr - May 24, 2024, 02:27:25 PM
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
Bitmap Images / Re: Changing the colour of a G...
Last post by brownie - May 22, 2024, 03:35:42 PM

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!
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...