[Scribus] Feature Request: Making it easier to add graphics

David Spagnol davecs
Thu Feb 16 16:17:36 CET 2006

> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 00:19:25 +0100
> From: Craig Bradney <cbradney at zip.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Feature Request: Making it easier to add
> 	graphics
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Message-ID: <200602160019.31491.cbradney at zip.com.au>
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> On Thursday 16 February 2006 00:03, Calum Polwart wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 22:26 +0100, Craig Bradney wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 15 February 2006 22:11, David Spagnol wrote:
>>>> On the Right-click menu for a picture frame, there is an item "Get
>>>> Picture ...". Could I request a new item "Paste Picture Path"
>>>> Why is this? Well if I run DigiKam in Linux, and Right-Click > Copy on
>>>> a thumbnail, the pasted contents of the clipboard are something like:
>>>> file:///home/davecs/Data/clipart/Camera/2006/01/07/r0012645.jpg
>>>> (this is obviously a specific path on my system)
>>>> Now perhaps if this were another program, the paste may have been:
>>>> /home/davecs/Data/clipart/Camera/2006/01/07/r0012645.jpg
>>>> or someone using the windows version may be
>>>> C:\My Pictures\2006\01\07\r0012645.jpg or even file:///c:/My
>>>> Pictures/2006/01/07/r0012645.jpg
>>>> But what I ask is that if an attempt is made to paste and from the text
>>>> on the clipboard, a valid graphic file can be located, then that
>>>> graphic will populate that picture frame. It would make it easier for
>>>> users to drop in graphics from other cataloguing programs.
>>> Good idea, please submit a request on bugs.scribus.net.
>>> Craig
>> But do we not already have that feature??
>> In Gnome when I open File Browser and R-click an image and select copy I
>> get the file name (without file://) and that can be pasted (R-click or
>> Ctrl-V) into the file name field on the Get Image dialogue and it works.
>> Granted if it comes with file:/// at the start it breaks!  But you only
>> need to delete file:// manually...
>> Perhaps this only works in Gnome?
> He wants to paste the file URL into the image frame instead of even using get 
> text.
> Craig
Calum's point is fair, but I have experienced the following:

On attempting to paste the path of the graphic into the text box in Get 
Picture, it has (in KDE) refused to paste! I have then clicked on the 
KDE Klipper (Clipboard tool) and selected the same text, then it has 
pasted. Then of course I had to delete the "file://" bit in order to 
make the import work. In fact I posted a HOW-TO at the PCLinuxOS site:
Scribus is OpenSource software, thanks to all the developers here, that 
means it is of course available to people who could not afford high-end 
DTP programs. So people who want accurate layout, whether they are 
producing a 200-page professional glossy magazine, or just want to make 
the best use of a photo within a given sized frame, will find Scribus a 
meets their needs. Simplifying the User-Interface (DigiKam to front > 
right click thumbnail > Copy > Scribus to front > Drag out Picture Frame 
 > Paste) would appeal to any user.
Anyway, I don't see it as a bug, but if them's the rules, I will post at 

Cheers, guys for such great work. I haven't posted much lately because I 
haven't come up with any ideas for a while but I do keep up with 


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