[scribus] Exporting a graphic frame

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Tue Mar 28 15:23:50 UTC 2017

On 3/28/17 8:49 AM, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> 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?

To begin with, creating a logo was not part of the original plan. 
Things in life change.

And not everyone in life works in the same way.  Flexibility and 
versatility is a key to success, IMO.  :-)

It's a "problem" in your mind, I just asked if it could be done.  And 
suggested that it be added at some point.

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