[scribus] eps probably

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 01:07:28 CET 2009

Use Inkscape or OpenOffice Draw. I'm telling ya, Scribus can do it
fine but if it is just a one page montage, Scribus is not the right


On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM, michael crane <mick.crane at gmail.com> wrote:
> yes thanks,
> I just find that scribus is more accessible ( spelling) than gimp or
> photoshop for making a design.
> I have always done roughs. I just started playing and it got to 30
> levels so I asked can i move this to another program ?
> Can image positions and layers be moved to gimp as gimp understands ?
> 2009/2/17 Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com>:
>> From:"michael crane" <mick.crane at gmail.com>
>> To:
>> "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>> 2009/2/17 Jan Schrewe <jschrewe at googlemail.com>:
>>> Hi,
>>> If I understand your problem right, then you have created something in scribus
>>> and want to edit it in photoshop? If all you need is a bitmap version of
>>> this, my recommendation would be to export a pdf version of your document and
>>> import that in Photoshop. Both scribus and Photoshop are better with pdf then
>>> with eps, as far as I can tell.
>>> Hope this helps.
>> yes thanks. But the pdf is not happy with transarency and sometimes
>> puts black lines around some of the images.
>> It's not a big deal. I hope I don't upset anybody with basic type
>> questions for a day or two.
>> cheers
>> mick
>> I am not exactly sure what you are trying to do. If I understand correctly, you have created a Scribus document which contains a bunch of images which you would like to enhance somehow.  I don't know if this will help or not, but I have found that if I modify the original images with the GIMP (I guess you could use Photoshop instead), provided I keep the same sizes and file names, after I have saved them, the images in Scribus changes to the new version automatically.
>> I am no expert, but I believe that Scribus doesn't actually have the images (or text either, for that matter) inside it. Rather, it keeps track of all those things, and shows them on your screen as they will appear (approximately).  When you create the PDF document, Scribus collects all those items, scales them properly, and passes them on to the resulting PDF document in the correct places.
>> I don't think it is a great idea to try to enhance/modify the images from the PDF (or EPS) document that might be created. You should get better results if you modify the original images with something like GIMP or Photoshop.
>> I hope this is helpful to you.
>> Murray
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