[Scribus] new ps / eps import in CVS

kitelau kitelau
Sun Mar 26 17:37:49 CEST 2006

? 2006-03-25?? 09:37 -0800?avox???
> Kite Lau wrote:
> > 
> > ... I understand this feature
> > is rather new and would like to know whether I should import that big
> > size eps at this stage. I think full eps import function is helpful for
> > those who need to imigrate from other DTP program such as coreldraw
> > freehand.
> > 
> You have to understand how PS import is working in Scribus:
> each "fill", "stroke" or "image" command in Postscript is converted
> to a single Scribus pageobject. Also each character is converted
> to a Scribus polygon object.
> I don't know what's in your EPS, but the sheer amount of objects will 
> break Scribus down (rough estimate: 10.000 objects is slow but possible,
> 1.000.000 objects are not).
> If it's mainly a large bitmap consider removing it from the EPS and
> importing it separately. 
> If there are a lot of bitmaps, consider importing it into a Scribus image 
> frame. That will raster the whole EPS but shouldn't matter since it's 
> mostly bitmaps anyway.
> Another word of caution: don't try to import ps which was created by
> pdf2ps. These contain a lot of bitmaps (one for each char I think)
> and Scribus creates many image frames with external image files for
> it. And usually fails half the way through.
> /Andreas
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Thanks for your hints. I separated vectors and bitmaps in coreldraw and
exported 2 eps for them. After that I imported one eps of vectors into
Scribus, and then imported the other eps of bitmaps into image frames of
Scribus. The reason I did not import each original bitmaps into Scribus
one by one is that it was time consuming and I dit not want to correct
the positioning of each one after import.

This approach was very very fast. Thus I doubted it was the bitmaps that
made the process infinite in my first approach.

Perhaps Scribus could be developed to have smarter way to separate
vectors and bitmaps from one eps consist of both vectors and bitmaps,
and import them by different means as described automatically, which may
make the import of eps much faster. :)



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