[Scribus] PDF and Transparency

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu May 19 13:14:27 CEST 2005

On Thursday 19 May 2005 13:07, Lars Lehtonen wrote:
> Hello.
> I've been having good luck using Scribus for creating simple PDFs, and
> now I would like to create one that is press-ready.
> I'm having a hard time with transparency.  I have created some PNGs with
> transparent backgrounds that I am trying to use as graphics in my
> layout, but whenever I export to PDF the transparency is lost.
> I'm running Scribus 1.2.1 as packaged in Debian Sarge.  I do have
> littlecms installed as well, though I haven't been able to activate the
> PDF/X-3 options that I'm hoping might be my salvation.  I've downloaded
> the adobe .ICC files and the "Color Management" option is available in
> my Settings menu.

Make sure you are using PDF 1.4 and have the PDF 1.4 transparency setting on 
in your display settings.

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