[scribus] Gimp

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Wed Oct 27 07:24:57 CEST 2010

>>> On 10/26/2010 10:33 AM, Carol wrote:
>>> > It keeps telling me that the program Gimp is missing, when I have
>>> > the latest version already downloaded.  Because of this it won't
>>> > let me edit photos.  When I do load a image, only part of it shows
>>> > eventhough I try to resize it, which I can't do because of the
>>> > Gimp problem.
>>> I know this may sound stupid, but have you installed the program, or
>>> just downloaded it?  It's not clear from what you wrote, and it does
>>> make a difference.
> And if you've installed gimp but Scribus doesn't know where it is, it will behave as if it were not installed. If that's your situation, go to File => Preferences (in Scribus, naturally), find the External Tools page (toward the bottom in the list at left). Make sure Image Processing Tool has the full path to the gimp executable. Something like: C:/Program Files/GIMP-2.0/bin/gimp-2.6.exe. If it's still not working after that, then come back here for more ideas.

And, you DON'T need Scribus to be able to resize an image within an
image frame. Go to the properties palette and you will find settings
to scale the image and also to position it within the frame (works
like a cropping tool).

Also, keep in mind that when using Gimp from Scribus to edit an image
you will edit the source image. Scribus does not embed images, it only
links them. So you might end up edititing an original image you didn't
want to edit. The best way to avoid this is to do any Gimp editing on
the image file directly (Scribus will reload the image file at least
each time the document is opened).


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