[scribus] Exporting a graphic frame

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Tue Mar 28 14:49:25 UTC 2017

> On 28 Mar 2017, at 16:35, Ken Springer <snowshed1 at q.com> wrote:
>> 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 solution.
>> 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 simple solution is to not use Scribus for adding a basic background to an image. Why are you making it our problem and not using the right tool for the job?


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