[Scribus] Scribus / XaraLX files

frank gaude' tanzen
Wed Aug 2 01:24:14 CEST 2006

Yes, all are my own. If the photo or drawing or words are not mine I 
give credit. I'm a retired graphic designer, photographer, all Nixon 
since 1956.


stu seven wrote:
> *  right... well, that is more or less what I have been doing, in lieu of having
> a vector file, and it is certainly good enough for many uses.
>  BTW - I took a look at your web pages... wow... nice art !   I'm assuming it is
>  your own ?
> On 8/1/06, frank gaude' <tanzen at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> stu seven wrote:
>>> +   A long time user of Inkscape, I recently started looking at
>>>  XaraLX - recently GPLd, and now in it's 7th release... it is becoming
>>>  an excellent drawing choice.
>>>      Here's my first question... somewhere I've read that Scribus planned
>>>  to include  *.xar  file import... I have, I believe, the very newest release
>>>  of Scribus (1.3.1 NG), but have not seen *.xar import....  is this still a
>>>  planned feature ?
>>>     XaraLX itself plans to include SVG and PDF export (not yet
>>>  implemented), so, one way or the other there should soon be a way
>>>  to use  xar  files in Scribus documents directly.
>>>      Question two - In the meantime, has anybody seen anything which
>>> can convert  xar  to something Scribus can import ?
>>>  thanks
>> ara LX will soon, in my opinion, be the drawing program of choice, period.
>> I use Scribus and the developers did say they plan on being able to
>> import .xra files one of these days. In the meantime, we can export an
>> .xra file into a big .png or .jpg and import it into Scribus. Depending
>> on what you plan on doing with the Scribus file, web or print, the
>> bitmap can be sized to not show any artifacts, pixels. In Scribus just
>> resize to what you need. I export 1600 by 1200 pixel Xara files as .jpg
>> files all the time. Works like a charm. You can find some of my work, if
>> you will, at site:
>>   http://yantrayoga.typepad.com/noname
>> I use JPG more than PNG because for the web I know I can compress a file
>> down without it being noticed.
>> Hang in there, for Xara LX is the killer app for Linux and FOSS.

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