[Scribus] My first impressions of 1.3

j Mak joz_mak
Tue May 3 00:37:21 CEST 2005


 1.3.0cvs Sanpshot

--- Wesley Allen <wezlo at comcast.net> wrote:
> j Mak wrote:
> >First, I would like to congratulate to the
> developers
> >for creating such a great product. 1.3 development
> >version is already world class. It is more
> intuitive
> >and cleaner than Quark. I installed it on my Ubuntu
> >box and so far, everything has been working. (I
> have
> >been using it for three days) Currently, I am
> >evaluating it from the usability point of view and
> I
> >find it  more user-friendly than Qark. But I think
> its
> >color management could be improved. I got an idea
> >which is not even my own but taken it from
> Macromedia
> >Freehand, which is my favorite vector drawing
> >application. In Freehand there is separate window
> for
> >storing user created colors. When I create a custom
> >color using either the color picker or modify an
> >existing color swatch, a small window pops up
> asking
> >me what do I want to do with the color, save as
> RGB,
> >CMYK or Spot color. I pick the model and the color
> is
> >saved. In addition, Freehand's swatch dialog not
> only
> >lists custom colors and their names but also their
> >color schema, either in RGB, CMYK or Spot mode,
> >depending on the color model the user chooses. For
> >instance, a green color shows the appropriate icon,
> >the name of the color and the schema in the form of
> >C=89%, M=5%, Y=79%, K=12%. The same applies for RGB
> >and Spot colors. A similar feature could be easily
> >adopted for Scribus. Just split the color swatch
> >window horizontally and allocate the lower part for
> >custom colors. This window could permit drag and
> drop
> >functionality allowing users to drag default
> swatches
> >from the color set or from the color picker. This
> >dialog also would let users to save a color as RGB,
> >CMYK or spot colors. I think these are extremely
> >useful features and implementing them would make
> >scribus awesome.
> >  
> >
> Hey, what development packages did you install to
> get it compile 
> cleanly?  I haven't tried yet but am about to and
> that would save me a 
> LOT of time!
> Wes
> >Regards, 
> >jozsefmak  
> >
> >
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