[Scribus] WMF Graphics Import?

Klaus - Guenter Leiss LeissKG
Tue Jul 20 21:56:48 CEST 2004

> On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 15:57, Dave Spagnol wrote:
> > I have switched to Linux but have accumulated literally thousands of
> > metafile graphics in *.wmf format. And there are thousands more
> > available (coverdiscs on Computer Mags, etc) for free!
> > 
> > Is there any chance that Scribus will be able to use these files? At
> > present I have to convert them to EPS using OpenOffice Draw which
> > seems to be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut...
> Maybe give this slightly smaller hammer a go:
> http://www.si.umich.edu/CAMILEON/reports/mor/release.html
> ______________________________________________________________________
> __ With this GPL code, or other code, we may be able to bring in WMFs
> to Scribus in the future.
> Craig
Another possibilty would be http://wvware.sourceforge.net/libwmf.html

>From their website

libwmf is a library for reading vector images in Microsoft's native Windows Metafile 
Format (WMF) and for either (a) displaying them in, e.g., an X window; or (b) converting 
them to more standard/open file formats such as, e.g., the W3C's XML-based Scaleable 
Vector Graphic (SVG) format. Currently bindings exist for conversion to:

    * the following vector image formats:
          o (& Encapsulated) PostScript (EPS & PS)
          o Facility for Interactive Generation of graphics (FIG)
          o Scaleable Vector Graphic (SVG) 
    * the following raster image formats:
          o Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
          o Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)


Klaus Leiss

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