[Scribus] Re: Scribus and GIMP

Owen rcook
Mon Apr 4 13:45:15 CEST 2005

On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 02:16:57 -0700
"Robin Rowe" <rower at MovieEditor.com> wrote:

> 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?

Using 1.2 it is Settings->preferences->External Tools 

Insert name of Image processing tool, whatever it maybe.

In use, insert picture into document, the you can select 'Edit picture' 
That activates the program set in the preferences.

I am not certain that the lack of CMYK in the Gimp is the end of the world as Scribus itself has those capabilities as stated in Franz's article. 

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

I just installed CinePaint to see what all the fuss was about. My 3 second evaluation of that program suggests that it is a poor cousin to the Gimp.
Courses for horses and horses for courses. Please note that after 3 seconds, I am not an expert on cinepaint and do not think this list should be become a forum for the pros and cons of that program. The Gimp lists get enough of that already.


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