[Scribus] EPS integration trouble

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann
Wed May 18 03:16:31 CEST 2005

Well, that doesn't make sense: gv, which is using ghostscript as well
(as far as me amateur can tell) just shows my eps perfectly - so I'm
doubting that's where the problem is?


On Wed, 2005-05-18 at 01:20 +0200, PLinnell wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 May 2005 00:26, Johannes Graumann wrote:
> > Thank you, this works. I think however, that this is a suboptimal
> > solution. Having the "real" eps as a background would make it much
> > easier to update the poster when I change the drawing. This should
> > be fixed (whether this is a problem of Inkscapes output routine or
> > Scribus' import). Is any developer reading this and what might I do
> > to help tracking this down?
> >
> <snipped>
> What is important to note by this you are importing EPS > native 
> Scribus vectors. When imported, these vectors are grouped. You can 
> easily scale and move this on the canvas.
> Un-group and you can edit them right in Scribus. Scribus is unique in 
> this ability as far as I know. 
> Rasterizing them as an image @ 300 dpi would require in the area of 
> 2.1Gb for the EPS alone, re-export would require even more memory.
> Nothing to track down. We need to add the ability to import and link 
> vector eps files in the same way we do with images - not trivial 
> given the various ways EPS are created *and* widely variable quality 
> of EPS. Hence, we rely on Ghostscript to do the EPS 
> parsing/rasterizing. This is one of the major reasons we emphasize 
> having the most updated Ghostscript possible. 
> Peter
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