[scribus] Blending images.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jun 11 15:45:11 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 10 June 2009 10:18:40 pm John Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 June 2009 06:12:28 pm Owen wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:25:46 -0400
The sun is up and I am fiddling.  The idea is to have the edge of 
one picture dissolve into the edge of another. That means the 
topmost picture has to fade to transparency the the point of 
overlap. Scribus 1.3.5 has some intriguing but head-scratching 
features. There is for example a blend mode  on the Color 
properties of an image or a shape but it is stuck on "Normal".
The indicators for a gradient e.g. black to white are there but they 
have no effect on an image.  They only work on a shape.

And in the layers dialogue there are two new and at the moment 
perplexing features.  There is a blend mode that has choices but it 
has the popup notation "Works only with PDF 1.4." And there is an
opacity selection with the notation "works only in pdf 1.4 and svg."

Apparently these notations only refer to final output limitations. 
Anyhow there may be some possibilities for blending images by 
blending  layers but adapting this for an edge blend will be 

More later. 
John Culleton
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