[Scribus] Bounty for true PDF handling in Scribus

avox avox
Sat Feb 2 22:13:42 CET 2008

Philipp Klaus Krause wrote:
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> Craig Ringer schrieb:
>>     - If the document being imported is of a PDF version newer than the 
>> PDF being exported, problems may arise.
>>     It's probably best to rasterise the input PDF (like we do now) in 
>> this situation. In theory you could scan the
>>     content streams of the input PDF and check if it actually used 
>> features not supported by the current PDF
>>     version (like transparency and layers if you're exporting PDF 1.3) 
>> but this is difficult and may not be entirely
>>     reliable.
> Isn't there a way to handle this situation similar to the one below (so
> we can keep the vector stuff)? MAybe just going through pdf2ps and ps2df
> to reduce the pdf version number?

Good idea, although I suspect that Ghostscript will convert the image to
if the original PDF contains alpha transparency.

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