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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0010841ScribusImport / Exportpublic2016-04-21 12:14
Reporterale Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0010841: importing an SVG with rasterized effects does not work
Descriptioni've taken the attached artwork (circle-star.svg)

- exported to pdf in inkscape
- got the effect rasterized
- reopened the pdf in inkscape
- saved as plain svg

the result is the circle-star-rasterized.svg which does not import correctly in scribus.
Tagsdiscussion, inkscape, SVG
Patch

Relationships

related to 0012471 closedjghali Scribus should warn when it cant import a SVG truthfully 
related to 0009303 closedfschmid remove warning when importing SVG files 
related to 0005941 acknowledged Add optional (geeky) extender for listing of unsupported SVG features that had been discarded on import 
child of 0004732 new SVG test cases 
child of 0002931 acknowledged Metabug: SVG 

Activities

ale

2012-07-05 12:12

manager  

ale

2012-07-05 12:12

manager  

circle-star.svg (4,040 bytes)

ale

2012-07-05 12:12

manager  

circle-star-rasterized.svg (30,965 bytes)

ale

2012-07-05 12:13

manager  

ale

2012-07-05 12:21

manager  

ale

2012-07-05 12:24

manager  

circle-star.sla (14,500 bytes)

ale

2012-07-05 12:26

manager   ~0028364

as the attached .sla shows, scribus could probably convert this specific svg effect to a native shape / effect.

jghali

2012-07-05 13:14

administrator   ~0028365

Uploaded svg still use a kind of effect applied to vector, an image mask in this case. Image masks are not supported by Scribus.

ale

2012-07-05 14:24

manager   ~0028366

since this "effect" is taken from a pdf -- and i must presume that it is pdf compatible -- it would be nice if scribus could support it.

as we saw today on irc, the deception can be rather strong when people notice that their SVG does not load correctly in scribus.

jghali

2012-07-05 15:03

administrator   ~0028367

Yep supported by pdf, but not usually supported by applications. Supporting image masks on vector objects would just be another memory hog.

Bitmap image masks are generally used when 'outputting' pdf so as to allow transparencies on image. Alpha channel cannot be stored in PDF image objects, image mask are used for that purpose. Raster image masks, as opposed to vector masks, are rarely used in real world applications, they are mostly a concept used in PDF to achieve some specific tasks. Again Scribus will never be a PDF editor.

Kunda

2014-08-31 14:41

manager   ~0033402

Last edited: 2014-08-31 14:42

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Perhaps a solution here is for Scribus to report upon Import that file has properties that are not supported ?

Edit: what does InDesign do in this situation?

Kunda

2016-02-16 04:53

manager   ~0038774

Related: 0005941

ale

2016-02-16 09:03

manager   ~0038779

re-reading jghali comment after a few years...

... well, scribus does not have to support the image mask on vector objects... but creating an image mask for mask filters on vector objects (as inkscape is doing) might lead to a solution to an effect that seems to be commonly used in vector graphics...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-05 12:12 ale New Issue
2012-07-05 12:12 ale File Added: circle-star-screenshot.png
2012-07-05 12:12 ale File Added: circle-star.svg
2012-07-05 12:12 ale File Added: circle-star-rasterized.svg
2012-07-05 12:13 ale File Added: circle-star-rasterized-screenshot.png
2012-07-05 12:21 ale File Added: circle-starg-scribus-1.5.png
2012-07-05 12:24 ale File Added: circle-star.sla
2012-07-05 12:26 ale Note Added: 0028364
2012-07-05 12:30 ale Relationship added child of 0004732
2012-07-05 13:14 jghali Note Added: 0028365
2012-07-05 14:24 ale Note Added: 0028366
2012-07-05 15:03 jghali Note Added: 0028367
2014-07-24 05:00 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012471
2014-07-24 05:01 Kunda Relationship added related to 0009303
2014-08-31 14:41 Kunda Note Added: 0033402
2014-08-31 14:42 Kunda Note Edited: 0033402 View Revisions
2016-01-21 12:44 Kunda Relationship added child of 0002931
2016-02-16 04:52 Kunda Relationship added related to 0005941
2016-02-16 04:53 Kunda Note Added: 0038774
2016-02-16 09:03 ale Note Added: 0038779
2016-04-21 12:13 Kunda Tag Attached: inkscape
2016-04-21 12:13 Kunda Tag Attached: SVG
2016-04-21 12:14 Kunda Tag Attached: discussion