[Scribus] Graphics turn into black boxes

Owen Cook rcook
Thu Dec 28 09:00:49 CET 2006

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 01:51:04AM -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 18:45:21 +1100
> rcook at pcug.org.au (Owen Cook) wrote:
> > OK, I converted the gif to a png (in the Gimp) and it all came out OK, the gif is the problem I 
> > guess
> It can indeed be fixed that way, but the question is why it doesn't work the
> way that I presented it in the archive.  It's a perfectly valid graphic file
> (apparently) and it looks fine as a  PDF directly exported from Scrubus.  But
> it turns into a black box when it's printed-to-file.
> Why?

These days I just make things work, the "whys" of life I leave to someone else.

Though I suspect it is because it is an indexed file. The rule once, for other reasons was 
"Don't use gifs", and I tend to adhere to that rule still.


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