[scribus] Exporting a graphic frame

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 28 14:26:56 UTC 2017

>On 03/28/2017 05:44 AM, Lars Behrens wrote:

>> Am 28.03.2017 um 09:18 schrieb ale rimoldi:
>>> but there must be more complex workflows! it cannot be so simple!
>> How about: Export page to pdf, then print this pdf to laser/inkjet
>> printer. With scissors (or cutter) cut out relevant part and then scan
>> it on a flatbed scanner. Send scan to yourself via E-Mail and save
>> attachment in the correct directory.
>One of the things about Ken's question is that he never said what he
>wanted this clipped out/exported graphic for. An issue with your
>solution is that you are transforming RGB to an inkjet printer output,
>then scanning, with all the color shift and resolution loss inherent in
>that process. For some uses, perhaps Ok, but for many others, not very good.

Was the person who suggested printing and scanning serious? Rasterizing PDFs directly produces better results. The poppler package https://poppler.freedesktop.org/ includes pdftocairo and pdftoppm, and ghostscript supports a number of bitmapped output formats. https://ghostscript.com/doc/9.21/Devices.htm Other applications like GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick use poppler (or similar libraries) or ghostscript when rasterizing PDFs. pdftoppm and gs both support cmyk jpegs, and gs supports ICC https://ghostscript.com/doc/9.21/Use.htm#ICC_color_parameters  After you rasterize the PDF page to the resolution and format that you want, you can crop it in gimp https://www.gimp.org/ or a similar application.

Regards, WIlliam

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