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0013435ScribusImport / Exportpublic2015-10-25 22:40
Reportertanty Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformGNU/LinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.10
Fixed in Version1.4.6.svn 
Summary0013435: blend modes not imported from SVG file
DescriptionScribus 1.4.4 from Ubuntu 14.10

File loses its feBlend (multiply mode) filter when imported into Scribus

Funnily enough, it is possible to obtain a similar look by using Scribus own multiply filter:

However, this is usable for a full printing story when the main work is done in a SVG edition tool like Inkscape and the printing is done through Scribus.
Steps To ReproduceImport:

It should look like:
Additional InformationI'm aware of:

Hence, this is an issue to follow the request to implement SVG filters import support.

In the attached file you can see the actual bogus imported result.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0013436 confirmed Rendering artifacts (antialiasing) on imported PS file 



2015-10-19 16:41


igalia-svg-scribus.png (32,349 bytes)   
igalia-svg-scribus.png (32,349 bytes)   


2015-10-19 16:43

reporter   ~0036709

Last edited: 2015-10-19 16:43

Relationship should be added to issue 0002931


2015-10-19 17:21

administrator   ~0036716

Last edited: 2015-10-19 17:23

SVG filters are not implemented because they are generally not compatible with PDF output (except those related to blend modes). Exporting filters to PDF generally involves rasterizing the artwork... which defeat the purpose of vector import and which is something Inkscape can already do for you.


2015-10-20 07:22

reporter   ~0036720

Well, my point is, precisely, the blend modes.

Should I change the topic of the issue from "filters" to "blend filter", then?

Notice, that, for example, CairoSVG is a tool able to export the blend modes from SVG to PDF without rasterizing.

I would like to use Scribus to produce CMYK PDFs from SVGs generated with Inkscape and losing the blend modes is stopping me from having a successful and complete print story.


2015-10-20 08:24

administrator   ~0036722

You should be really careful on how you are using blend mode. Given how blend mode works, converting an RGB artwork where blend modes are used to CMYK tend to change quite a bit the colors, now even accounting the colors shit which may be induced by RGB -> CMYK conversion. In this case your best option to preserve color consistency is again to export your artwork to bitmap, then import in Scribus.


2015-10-20 22:38

updater   ~0036752

After commits r20475/7 Scribus renders the svg correctly. See attached screenshot


2015-10-20 22:39


igalia-svg-post-fix.png (60,667 bytes)   
igalia-svg-post-fix.png (60,667 bytes)   

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-10-19 16:41 tanty New Issue
2015-10-19 16:41 tanty File Added: igalia-svg-scribus.png
2015-10-19 16:43 tanty Note Added: 0036709
2015-10-19 16:43 tanty Note Edited: 0036709
2015-10-19 17:15 jghali Severity major => minor
2015-10-19 17:21 jghali Note Added: 0036716
2015-10-19 17:22 jghali Note Edited: 0036716
2015-10-19 17:23 jghali Note Edited: 0036716
2015-10-20 07:22 tanty Note Added: 0036720
2015-10-20 08:24 jghali Note Added: 0036722
2015-10-20 18:39 jghali Summary filters not imported from SVG file => blend modes not imported from SVG file
2015-10-20 18:46 jghali Status new => resolved
2015-10-20 18:46 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.1svn
2015-10-20 18:46 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2015-10-20 18:46 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2015-10-20 19:00 Kunda Relationship added related to 0013436
2015-10-20 19:07 jghali Fixed in Version 1.5.1svn => 1.4.6.svn
2015-10-20 22:38 Kunda Note Added: 0036752
2015-10-20 22:39 Kunda File Added: igalia-svg-post-fix.png
2015-10-25 22:40 christoph_s Status resolved => closed