[scribus] compatibility concerns

Burgess Burgess mescottyb34 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 4 07:14:23 UTC 2015

Peter, this absolutely helps. Much appreciated.Scott

      From: Peter Linnell <plinnell at scribus.net>
 To: scribus at lists.scribus.net 
 Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2015 10:04 PM
 Subject: Re: [scribus] compatibility concerns
On Thu, 3 Dec 2015 20:30:47 -0500
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 12/03/2015 08:13 PM, Burgess Burgess wrote:
> > Hi Greg -I need to clarify. I've been lead to believe Scribus is
> > very much like the Adobe InDesign page layout program for books and
> > magazines. If I'm wrong, please inform me. When I say does Scirbus
> > "support" Photoshop Elements, I don't mean monetarily, I mean can I
> > take my Photoshop image and "upload" it or "place" it into the page
> > layout of Scribus and save the eventual book as a PDF. If I'm wrong
> > about Scribus being a page layout program (or whatever it's called,
> > subscription, etc.) then I'll know I must move on to the Adobe
> > products. But one man in the Adobe forums suggested Scribus for the
> > fact that he uses Photoshop Elements and Scribus to make his books.
> > Semantics and lack of phone conversations has proven to be a
> > hindrance in getting seemingly simple questions answered. But I'll
> > continue "learning" until I get the definitive answers.  
> There isn't any reason why you shouldn't be able to save from
> Photoshop/Elements in a file format suitable for Scribus.
> Greg

In Elements, ideally you should be able to save as Photoshop 6 PSD.
Scribus has excellent support for that, including working around some
documentation bugs in the spec, which Franz did an amazing job of
figuring out.

TIFF or EPS also are good formats to export.

Have not used Elements in years, as I am on Linux.

Hope that helps,

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