[Scribus] pictures too dark

robert robert
Sat Jul 23 03:32:52 CEST 2005

On Friday 22 July 2005 15:33, Craig Bradney wrote:
> >
> > OK, except for two things: 1) JPG doesn't support transparency, and 2) I
> > did not get the same behavior using Scribus 1.2.1 (using the original png
> > image).
> >
> > Does 1.2.1 do something, or not do something, that 1.3.0 does?
> Did you have the display transparency option turned on in 1.2.1? Whether
> JPG supports transparency or not is irrelevant if the PDF is exported into
> a version that supports transparency.
> Can you send me the PNG for testing?
To Craig and PLindell:

Please don't mistake my obstinance for being ungrateful. You are really trying 
to help me and I do appreciate the time and effort you are spending.

I double checked and transparency is checked in the preferences for 1.2.1. One 
of the pngs I've notice this with is at 

Perhaps this picture (http://www.spotswood-computer.net/test/screen_shot.jpg) 
will help explain my confusion. This image was combined (in the GIMP) from 
two screenshots of Reader. Same starting image, same reader (7 on Linux), but 
different darkness. The 1.2.1 version is fine, but 1.3.0 is not. Transparency 
*IS* turned on in 1.2.1.

If it is a Reader bug (which I would really, really, like to believe), the 
images should be the same right??? But they aren't. Why would a transparency 
bug in Reader affect a 1.3.0 pdf but not a 1.2.1 pdf? Maybe there are two 
issues here: the Reader bug, *AND* a Scribus bug???

Why the type is different is another issue. Same font, size, and both 

If it helps, both the generated pdfs and sla files are also available at:


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