[Scribus] pictures too dark

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Jul 22 20:48:00 CEST 2005

On Friday 22 July 2005 08:41, robert wrote:
> On Thursday 21 July 2005 18:17, PLinnell wrote:
> > On Friday 22 July 2005 01:11, robert wrote:
> > > I've just starting using 1.3.0 (July 14, 2005 build) and I can
> > > export just fine. The problem is the pictures look very dark in
> > > Reader (7.0). I've got the export set for screen/web and I didn't
> > > find anything in archives. Just out of curiousity, I also loaded
> > > the pdf up in xpdf, and while the fonts look bad, the pictures are
> > > fine. Can anyone explain what's going on?
> A follow-up:
> I found an old copy of Scribus (1.2.1, Jan 08, 2005) on my HD, so I decided
> to see if that has the same problem. I created two new pdfs, containing the
> exact same picture, one from Scribus 1.2.1 and the other in Scribus 1.3.0.
> Surprise! The 1.2.1 version displays just fine, while the 1.3.0 pdf is too
> dark. I checked the export options and can't find any differences.
> Then I got another idea, "What if I load the image up in the GIMP and
> convert it to jpg?". It was originally a png (with an alpha channel). Well,
> I did that and now the jpg based 1.3.0 pdf displays fine. So it looks like
> a Scribus problem after all, but it only affects Reader in Linux. Arggggh!
> Well, at least I have a work around.
> Can anyone with a more current Scribus (after July 14, 2005 build) confirm
> this for me? Do pngs display too dark? I'll file a bug report, but I'd like
> to know it's not just me first.

You will still get issues with dark images with JPG format on Acro Reader on 
Linux. It will depend on the PDF version etc you are exporting as 
transparency is one of the things that triggers it. There is an Acro Reader 
bug as Peter has said.

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