[scribus] Exporting a graphic frame

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Tue Mar 28 14:35:45 UTC 2017

On 3/28/17 7:59 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/28/2017 09:44 AM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> On 3/28/17 7:35 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Greg
>> A question, Greg,
>> Do you think exporting a frame could be something that could be added to
>> a future release?
> The biggest question about that is how many users want/need that
> capability?

Kind of a chicken or the egg situation.  :-)

The kind of question you'll probably never answer until the feature's 
available.  Some people will never even think there might be a better 

> As you can see from the responses to your question, there
> are many ways of accomplishing what you wanted in some way. We've got a
> lot more urgent issues to solve. It might be better to figure out a way
> of transferring the frame contents to either Inkscape or Gimp, whichever
> is more appropriate.

Just put it on the todo list.  <G>

In my scenario, the solutions are complex to solve a simple problem. 
The user has to install and learn complex software just to recreate the 
frame the user just created.  In the design process, ease of use should 
also be part of the equation, IMO.

All of the solutions given I did on my Atari computers, and they've been 
gone a long, long time.  :-(  I still have one of those.  :-)

As I said in another message, your suggested solution is by far the best 
of the answers.

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