[scribus] Jpeg Files and PNG files

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Thu Jul 30 07:27:33 UTC 2015

> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2015 um 15:07 Uhr
> Von: "a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>
> An: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] Jpeg Files and PNG files
> hi john
> > Sorry John,
> >
> > I do not enjoy to contradict, but I need to give credit to Scribus here:
> >
> > What you say about vectors being better is true, but even in our
> > workflow there are occasions, where we can quickly do with a high-rez
> > PNG file, what would be complicated with a PDF (for example just cut a
> > page precisely in Gimp and only print a portion).
> >
> > Scribus does have a great bitmap-export dialogue and can generate many
> > flavours:
> >
> > bmp, ico, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff, ppm, xbm, xpm
> >
> > You can also set the quality, resolution, size and select which page or
> > pages you need to export.
> >
> > I love the fact, that I (now) have a choice whether to name my files jpg
> > or jpeg. Because one of our websites has an import script with a fixed
> > naming-convention. In the past I needed to batch-rename my Scribus
> > exports but now I can just generate exactly what I need.
> >
> > So, well done developers!
> >
> on my side i love to contradict :-)
> while i'm pleased to see your enthusiasm for being able to avoid the 
> tedious post processing, sometimes i wonder if it would be not better 
> for scribus to do one thing and do it well.
> i mean: every line of code removed is a correct line of code, a line of 
> code that has not to be maintained...
> we don't have huge resources available: it can make a difference!
> most of all if we start to apply this idea also to other parts of 
> scribus....
> being able to export a preview of the page is probably something useful, 
> but i wonder if having more formats than png is really that useful...
> there are lot of good tools for doing the conversion!
> personally, i would exchange bmp, ico, jpeg, jpg, tiff, ppm, xbm and xpm 
> export against scribus 1.6 being published one day earlier :-)

There's not much to be maintained in Scribus itself here (other than correctly setting up CMake for every platform), since export to these formats is handled by Qt, not Scribus.


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