[scribus] Merge layers capability.

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Aug 27 15:13:17 CEST 2009

hi john
>>> Gimp has it, Scribus to my knowledge doesn't.  Is it planned for
>>> any future release?
>> well, basically, it's not hard to implement...
>> and, if you don't need to retain the blend mode, you can use a
>> simple workaround: go in the upper layer, select all, cut; go in
>> the lower layer, paste; delete the empty layer.
> Sorry, blend mode is the whole point. If I just export a layered file 
> to e.g. pdf 1.3 then all the transparencies become opaque. But some 
> USA printers require that files be flattened before printing.  With 
> Gimp you can merge files down and retain effects like blends. But 
> Gimp won't work in or produce CMYK although it is getting closer to 
> that point. 

this is not what you asked in your first mail :-) or at least not what i 
understood from it...

flattening on pdf export is a difficult task and is planned... but -- 
afaik -- it won't probably happen in the near future.

have fun

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