[Scribus] Re: Scribus and GIMP

Robin Rowe rower
Mon Apr 4 11:16:57 CEST 2005


Because it would be off-topic for the OpenICC list, I'm replying here. This 
is the first time I've posted to this list. Hope I've come to the right 
place to learn about how Scribus works with GIMP.

> Gimp is one of the programs Scribus relies on (as theres
> no PS etc on Linux). Gimp has the user basem and many of them need it to 
> move
> into this domain.

Franz Schmid didn't sound enthusiastic for GIMP for pre-press work in his 
interview in Linux Journal.


The issue he discussed was GIMP's lack of CMYK support, not its lack of CMS 

I've used Scribus a little without encountering GIMP. Reading your 
parenthetical description above, it's not clear how Scribus utilizes GIMP. 
Can you be specific what form of integration exists? And, what does GIMP do 
better for Scribus that any other image editor, such the other two Franz 
listed in his LJ article?

Relative to the needs of Scribus users, what does CinePaint not do or need 
to do better?


Robin.Rowe at MovieEditor.com   Beverly Hills, California
www.CinePaint.org - Open source digital motion picture software

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