[Scribus] Wich image format should I use?

Axel Bojer axelb
Sat Sep 9 12:43:36 CEST 2006

neil lewis skrev:
> Hi Axel,
> It seems trivial, but have to checked that your tiff files have a *.tif 
> or *.TIF extension, not *.tiff or *.TIFF ?
> Scribus certainly can import tiff files, but they won't show up in the 
> dialog if the extension is unrecognised.
> (I may be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs here, but just in case....)
> Neil Lewis. (Photobod)

No :-(
Of course this could have been the case ;-P
But I have tried: no extension name, tif and tiff. None of them shows up.
Did someone have a look at my screenshot? It does not display any tif at 
all as a supported format :-(

BTW: As far as this is a Linux-system, I find it strange that the file 
extension at all should matters, Gimp can open wathever file you throw 
at it, with or without extension and no matter if this extension is 
right or not, it just doesnt care about extensions.
And *tiff is also frequently used also, so it would be nice to support 
it :-)

Best regards
Axel Bojer

> Axel Bojer wrote:
>> Craig Bradney skrev:
>>> On Saturday 09 September 2006 01:49, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
>>>> Am Samstag, 9. September 2006 00:31 schrieb Axel Bojer:
>>>>> I am used to tiff, but it seems Scribus cant import them (or am I doing
>>>>> something wrong?), so I have to use another format. Wich format is
>>>>> thought to be used then?
>>>>> To make an overwiew:
>>>>> * Tiff I can not import. But it is tsated it should be possible here:
>>>>> http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=importhints
>>>>> But by med ( on Kubuntu dapper) it just wont show up in the open
>>>>> dialog, but ?convert xx.tiff xx.png? makes it available. strange though
>>>>> :-(
>>>> Hi Axel,
>>>> do you have libtiff installed? A page layout program that doesn't import
>>>> TIF files would hardly be useful for professional or even semi-professional
>>>> work ;) Scribus uses libtiff for TIF import, but you need to have it on
>>>> your system.
>>> FWIW, libtiff for TIFF support and lcms for colour management will become 
>>> mandatory when we release 1.3.4.
>>> Craig
>> I just checked, and I had libtiff4 installed, liblcms1, libmng1 and 
>> lprof also. I installed now:
>> liblcms-utils, libtiff-opengl and libtiff-tools
>> When I make a new document, make an image frame and then try to import 
>> one of my images, TIFF is not listed in the dialog box where it says 
>> which formats are supported.
>> Screenshot: http://developer.skulelinux.no/~axelb/shown_formats.png
>> The tiff-images in the opened directory simply therefore does not show 
>> as an option (they are not displayed. But diplayed are jpg-images and 
>> png-images). No error messages.
>> I have not restarted the machine after the installation, but I suppose, 
>> on a Linux machine, that hardly should not matter. I started Scribus 
>> after alle the installations mentioned above was finished, I tried two 
>> times. Png- and JPG-files import just fine.
>> Best regards
>> Axel Bojer

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