[scribus] Was: The program gimp is missing! Now: Image file not being opened for editing
jluc at no-log.org
Mon Jun 1 16:43:49 UTC 2015
Le 01/06/2015 18:31, Michael Hendry a écrit :
> I could import a PDF version of this file
Beware that when importing a PDF
- text is vectorized : you cant edit it anymore as text, but as vector shapes
- all items are grouped and groups are grouped. As a consequence, when clicking
on an objet, you generally get a group that ought to be ungrouped so as to edit
one of its components
> But what if I wanted to edit an image which was part of the original template
> of the bulletin, and which I can’t access?
There are 2 ways scribus uses images :
- either linked : the image file is outside the SLA file. If you move the SLA or the image file,
the link might become not valid anymore.
- or inline : image bytes are stored INSIDE the SLA file.
I seem to remember that's what happen when you import a PDF.
It could be the reason why gimp cant edit it.
By chance, you can convert the inline data into a linked file using
some option in the right click menu on the image.
Do it, save the file and then tell us whether gimp opens the image.
Good luck with scribus.
It's a nice tool.
>> on my curent poject my worflow is:
>> insert in book file.
>> As it happens my current book file is a mixture of
>> typeset pages and pages imported from the above
>> process but that is not pertinent to your
>> application. The key is that the file begins life
>> as a pdf file and the intermediate files are also
>> pdf files.
>> I don't expect either Scribus or Gimp to
>> transfer an image to another program. That is the
>> MSWindows (and KDE for that matter) philosophy
>> that every program can pass data to every other
>> program behind the scenes. My philosophy, based
>> on 47 years of using computers is that you have
>> files in one of several standard formats, such
>> as plain text, pdf, jpg, png, svg, sql etc. that
>> at least one program in my possession can import,
>> alter, and then export that file into the same or
>> another standard format.
> I take your poiint, but Scribus does seem to be offering the option of passing a temporary copy of an image file to GIMP, and assimilating the edited file when I’ve made the changes and closed GIMP.
> I’ve been playing with computers since 1979, and have suffered from proprietary file formats repeatedly over the years.
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