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0015610ScribusGraphics / Image Framespublic2019-03-21 16:56
Reporterale Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.5.svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0015610: what happens when an svg is loaded in an image frame
Descriptionsvg is not a supported format for image frames, but scribus actually loads them in image frames.

there is the suspicion, that scribus loads the preview in the svg instead of the svg itself... is it true?

if this is the case, scribus should refuse to load svg files, otherwise people think that they have loaded a high quality svg and will get a bad result from the print shop.

(no, it's not enough to avoid listing svg among the supported formats).
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jghali

2019-03-20 21:41

administrator   ~0046026

>> there is the suspicion, that scribus loads the preview in the svg instead of the svg itself... is it true?

No, the SVG is rendered into a bitmap by Qt.

ale

2019-03-21 08:29

manager   ~0046027

i would suggest that, if the quality is good enough, please add the format to the one supported.

if scribus cannot guarantee a good quality in print, please make it impossible to load an svg in an image frame.

i've loaded two samples, and one of them seemed to be good enough, the other one did not look ok.
but i only checked on the monitor and did not produce a pdf.

let me know if you need more testing.

jghali

2019-03-21 12:53

administrator   ~0046033

>> if scribus cannot guarantee a good quality in print, please make it impossible to load an svg in an image frame.

1) With that kind of argument, we would not allow loading jpegs either
2) That would break some docs, so we won't do that

ale

2019-03-21 16:56

manager   ~0046034

so you don't want to make it official nor avoid loading SVGs?

1/ people know that JPGs are not perfect (or do not expect having a better result than what they see on screen). but SVGs are supposed to be vectors and, as an example, scale well. people think that it might look bad on screen but print well.

2/ i don't see why breaking docs that were using undocumented features would be a problem. if the new state is better. (of course, the situation is different if at some time in the past, svg was listed as a suported feature).

personally, i have nothing against loading SVGs in an image frame, on the contrary!

but it should meet the quality scribus provides for the other formats. JPG included (and, of course, scribus cannot make an image better than it was before loading it...).

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-03-20 14:47 ale New Issue
2019-03-20 21:41 jghali Note Added: 0046026
2019-03-21 08:29 ale Note Added: 0046027
2019-03-21 12:53 jghali Note Added: 0046033
2019-03-21 16:56 ale Note Added: 0046034