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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011698ScribusGraphics / Image Framespublic2013-08-05 14:16
Reporterutnik Assigned Tochristoph_s  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version1.4.3.svn 
Summary0011698: not able to load or display vector graphics in image frames?
Descriptionin scribus 1.4.3 i can't import .svg files in image frames any more. this may not really be necessary, but sometimes it's convenient to make a text flow around a contour line.

as in scribus up to 1.4.2 .svg files can be placed in image frames there is a compatibility problem. when opening a .sla file created in 1.4.2, this vector files aren't displayed or exported to .pdf any more.

in standard layout view, they are marked with a red cross and the file name. the 'preflight verifier' reports them as missing images.

at least inside the 1.4 branch the .sla files should be compatible…
Steps To Reproducetry to place a .svg file inside an image frame ? leads to the red cross with the file name.

place a .svg file inside an image frame in scribus 1.4.2, save the file and reopen it in 1.4.3 ? same result…
Additional Informationtested on mac os 10.6.8 and windows xp
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2013-08-04 08:31

administrator   ~0030491

Sorry, you could never load SVG files into image frames, only EPS, PS and PDF files.


2013-08-04 18:09

updater   ~0030496

in 1.4.2 you can (at least in windows xp and mac os 10.6.8) – i'll try to upload a test file.


2013-08-04 18:27

updater (10,187 bytes)


2013-08-04 18:34

updater   ~0030497

the .sla frame opens correct in scribus 1.4.2 (with .svg in image frame). but in 1.4.3 it doesn't work – it may be a bug in the older version, but it's a bad one… i received a file and wasn't able to edit it…


2013-08-04 20:48

administrator   ~0030500

You could not and you cannot load SVG files into image frames, not in 1.4.2, not in 1.4.3, not in any other version. This never worked and is a feature that still has to be implemented. Stating anything else is like saying the sun revolves around the earth.


2013-08-05 11:21



2013-08-05 11:27

manager   ~0030502

Last edited: 2013-08-05 14:16

screenshot of a svg in an image frame on mac os x and scribus 1.4.1.

no idea why it works... but it does!

i would be looking into this, but i'm busy trying to understand that "chariot of sun" thing...
it's crazy: all my knowledge about our galaxy messed up through a single svg file loaded into an image frame.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-08-04 07:09 utnik New Issue
2013-08-04 08:31 christoph_s Note Added: 0030491
2013-08-04 08:31 christoph_s Status new => resolved
2013-08-04 08:31 christoph_s Resolution open => no change required
2013-08-04 08:31 christoph_s Assigned To => christoph_s
2013-08-04 08:32 christoph_s Status resolved => closed
2013-08-04 18:09 utnik Note Added: 0030496
2013-08-04 18:09 utnik Status closed => feedback
2013-08-04 18:09 utnik Resolution no change required => reopened
2013-08-04 18:09 utnik File Added: svgInImageFrame.sla
2013-08-04 18:11 utnik File Deleted: svgInImageFrame.sla
2013-08-04 18:27 utnik File Added:
2013-08-04 18:34 utnik Note Added: 0030497
2013-08-04 18:34 utnik Status feedback => assigned
2013-08-04 20:02 jghali Assigned To christoph_s =>
2013-08-04 20:02 jghali Status assigned => feedback
2013-08-04 20:48 christoph_s Note Added: 0030500
2013-08-04 20:48 christoph_s Status feedback => closed
2013-08-04 20:48 christoph_s Assigned To => christoph_s
2013-08-04 20:48 christoph_s Resolution reopened => fixed
2013-08-04 22:32 jghali Resolution fixed => no change required
2013-08-05 11:21 ale File Added: Screen shot 2013-08-05 at 1.16.24 PM.png
2013-08-05 11:27 ale Note Added: 0030502
2013-08-05 14:16 ale Note Edited: 0030502
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