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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011117ScribusGraphics / Image Framespublic2022-03-15 09:07
ReporterJLuc Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.1 
Summary0011117: Convert embeded graphics to files
DescriptionFeature request :
ability to batch-export embeded inline graphics to outside graphics (basicaly : all of them ; or optionnaly just a selection).
This could be done basicaly for all of them as an option of "Prepare document and collect for output" since it allready gather all images in same folder.

Or it could be done as a command in the image manager dialog : after having selected a bunch of images, apply "convert from inline to independant file" button. (But as for now, this dialog only enables single image selections)

Or it could be an option in the file menu : "export embeded images as files"
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2015-06-04 17:04

manager   ~0035319

please, not in the collect for output dialog.

imo ok in the images manager.

rather not in a specific menu entry.

the best is probably to have it as a script, since this feature is only need by few people and (mostly) not that often... (personally, i would already have needed it...)
this means that the command should be exposed to the scripter...


2020-03-24 05:58

developer   ~0047453

There is a script now :

It would be nice to have that feature in scribus itself though since it's part of core functions : images ins and outs.


2020-03-25 10:25

manager   ~0047454

imo, exposing the command to the scripter is more than enough...
and it's probably trivial do add.
i would only expose this feature if scribus can in most cases keep the original filename for the embedded images.

my script is mostly useful if you cannot open the document anymore because of the size of the file.


2022-03-14 18:25

developer   ~0049602

Last edited: 2022-03-15 09:07

After importing several PDF pages, my SLA document is now >100Mo heavy because of all the now inlined images.
It takes a long time to save the document and overall scribus feels fragile : with these 100Mo of image data, I fear it might crash or corrupt the SLA at any moment.
I fear it wouldnt be possible to open it on a less powerfull machine.
In this bulky state, this document can not be shared to anybody nor used in a lasting way.

When this "export inlined images" feature would be proposed,
i guess the SLA would be a dozen of ko and the images folder a couple of Mo.
The SLA document would be rock-solid AND editing it would be done in a breeze.

The linked python script worked fine to do the job.
But i confirm : this "export inlined images as files" feature would realy be usefull !

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-10-19 09:25 JLuc New Issue
2012-10-19 11:53 jghali Severity minor => feature
2014-07-24 16:17 JLuc Tag Attached: PreflightChecker
2014-07-24 16:17 JLuc Tag Detached: PreflightChecker
2015-06-03 20:23 JLuc Patch => No
2015-06-03 20:23 JLuc Product Version 1.5.0svn => 1.5.1
2015-06-03 20:23 JLuc Summary Convert inline graphics to files => Convert embeded graphics to files
2015-06-03 20:23 JLuc Description Updated
2015-06-03 20:26 JLuc Additional Information Updated
2015-06-03 20:28 JLuc Assigned To => JLuc
2015-06-03 20:28 JLuc Status new => confirmed
2015-06-03 20:49 JLuc Assigned To JLuc =>
2015-06-04 17:04 ale Note Added: 0035319
2015-09-17 20:10 Kunda Category Graphics / Image Frames => Graphics/Img Frames
2015-09-17 20:11 Kunda Category Graphics/Img Frames => Graphics / Image Frames
2020-03-24 05:58 JLuc Note Added: 0047453
2020-03-25 10:25 ale Note Added: 0047454
2022-03-14 18:25 JLuc Note Added: 0049602
2022-03-14 18:28 JLuc Note Edited: 0049602
2022-03-15 09:07 JLuc Note Edited: 0049602