[Scribus] compress_PDF.pl script doesnt work with transparency ?

Julian Robbins julian.robbins
Tue Jan 23 13:58:16 CET 2007

Tino Schwarze wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:59:06AM +0000, Julian Robbins wrote:
>> However, when I came across a PDF created in Scribus with transparent 
>> images (PNGs or TIFFS), saved in PDF 1.4 format, the script makes nice 
>> small  PDF's still, but  the transparency in the images is removed and I 
>> just get a large black areas where the transparency should be.
>> Is there any way to shrink the PDF's and maintain transparency? I think 
>> the problem is with the pdftops function in the script.
> Yes, pdftops cannot handle transparency correctly. In fact, Poscript
> cannot handle it and this is used as an intermediate format.

Thanks for that. I was coming round to thinking that PS couldnt support 

OK. If I wanted to take this Scribus file and 'flatten the images', to 
get rid of the transparency, is there a way to do it without having to 
alter each image individually? IE a method in Scribus directly or 
another tool?



> Bye,
> Tino.

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