[Scribus] Using .pdf images

Craig Ringer craig
Fri Jan 25 18:00:24 CET 2008

Philipp Klaus Krause wrote:
> How does use of .pdf in image frames work in Scribus? Is some external
> program / library used?
PDFs are rasterised using ghostscript. The gs executable name/path can 
be set in the preferences.

If you have issues with a PDF it can be worth seeing if ghostscript can 
process it. Something like:

gs -sDEVICE=tiff24nc -r96x96 -sOutputFile=test.tiff input.pdf

... will give you a (bad quality) render of the PDF as a TIFF file. If 
the command fails, it suggests that gs isn't coping with the pdf.

On Debian you should try to make sure your `gs' is set to gs-gpl or 
gs-afpl not gs-esp . gs-esp is the CUPS patched gs, and is a bit ... odd.

Craig Ringer

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