[scribus] transparency in pdf export does not work

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Aug 24 13:34:38 CEST 2010

  hi susanna,

>  I tried first PDF/x-3, then PDF 1.5, then PDF 1.4, nothing worked.
> I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3.4 for display.
> I figure, that some basic properties must be wrong.
> Thanks, sorry, the mails got in my spam yesterday, just noticed today.
> Name: Susanna Knotz
>>> Email Address: sknotznews at online.de
>>> Subject: transparency in pdf export does not work
>>> Message:
>>> I just downloaded 1.3.8 German version, 21. Juli 2010, Built-ID:
>>> C-C-T-F-Q-Mac/Aqua on with Mac OS X 10.6.4, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
>>> I cannot export transparency into neither of the pdf-versions. I have
>>> transparencies in the alpha-channels of some photos and with some 
>>> frames
>>> and color patches. Probably I have to change some basic properties? So
>>> far I have looked in forums but found no solution that helped me.
>> I just tried this, and found no problem on Linux, but I don't have 
>> anything with transparent alpha channels with me right now.
>> You have to export to PDF 1.4 or better for transparency to be possible.
>> You will get a warning about transparency even when you export to 
>> 1.4, but that can be ignored.
>> What are you using to view the PDF?

can you share a sample png and the pdf you get from scribus with us?

opening a bug report in http://bugs.scribus.net may be the easiest way 
to do it...


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