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Quote from: a.l.e on April 22, 2019, 05:23:14 PMit's not a thing of egoism.the gimp developers want to be able to make changes to their own format as they see fit.that's complex enough, without having to worry about the effects on other software.on the other hand, some of the gimp developers where (and i guess are) involved in the creation and development of the ORA (open raster) bitmap format.which is an interchange format supported by a few (free) graphics programs.this is compatible with the thoughts behind the "export" command in gimp.the xcf contains the whole information necessary to gimp for supporting your work.when you're ready for publishing your image, you should use the "export" command and pick one of the formats that are good for that task.it's well known, that many people have big issues with this choice, but the more i use it, the more i think that theoretically it's a good idea...(practically, i'm very happy that they have introduced the "file > overwrite"command.)so what you might want are new features in ORA and a good support for them in many applications!
Quote from: Nermander on April 22, 2019, 05:40:41 PMIf Scribus was to fully implement the xcf format this really means that parts of the GIMP code needs to be in Scribus. This means:1. Scribus will grow, probably a lotYES, exactly that's what I think (it would be fantastic such a degree of integration I guess...)2. Scribus may need to be released in a new version each time GIMP is released in a new versionWhat maybe could be though of is to implement som kind of "hook", so Scribus till open GIMP with a reference to the XCF, then when GIMP closes it will export a TIFF from the XCF which Scribus imports.Sound interesting though I am not a programmer and I would be able to know what are the best coding solutions for such a thing...So, all you need to do is write that function (remember that Scribus is developed by volunteers, you can be one of them).This is a huge frustration for people like me that are not into coding or programming, some times when trying to suggest or exposing something people tend to perceive it as a "complaint" or even with some degree of hostility (not this case here) against those who dare mentioning some features present in commercial software (particularly Adobe) but honestly, if I was able or have a minimum of talent to code I would be the first one cooperating in that important field ...
Quote from: utnik on April 23, 2019, 11:52:53 AMi didn't know about .ora files. but a short test with scribus 1.5.4 and gimp 2.10.10 on macOS was successful.even the blend modes of the layers of an .ora file are exported correctly to .pdf 1.3 – in some way scribus can flatten those transparencies...utnik