[Scribus] importing eps
Wed Dec 13 00:34:18 CET 2006
Terence Chan-3 wrote:
> I've noticed that importing certain eps files that contain
> more complicated images besides text or simple line drawings
> fails if I chose the PS/EPS option from the "Import" menu
> (I get an error message along the lines of "creating image failed...")
> whereas if I first insert an image frame then import the same
> eps file with the "Get image" menu option, it works. Is this a bug
> (in Scribus 220.127.116.11), because since the same eps file is being
> imported surely both options should work?
No, that's a known limitation. In the latter case Scribus uses
Ghostscript to convert the EPS to a bitmap. This process
nearly always succeeds.
In the first case, Scribus uses Ghostscript in a modified
setting to find out about the PostScript primitives the EPS uses.
This process sometimes fails and there are also some PostScript
primitives which Scribus does not understand yet (including
bitmap fonts, type3 fonts, patterns and gradients).
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