Libre Graphics Meeting 2010
Posted Jun 3, 2010 20:36 UTC (Thu) by jimparis
Parent article: Libre Graphics Meeting 2010
I'm neither an artist nor a designer, but some of these talks sound really interesting, thanks for the article! It looks like there are videos of many of the talks available.
OpenRaster sounds like an interesting, but very limiting idea. For example it directly conflicts with GEGL which attempts to move away from a simple layer-based raster file format. It seems that it will always be limited to a "lowest common denominator" status,
which makes it less useful for jumping between projects as part of a usual workflow.
The comment that imposition is not supported by free software was surprising to me. My first thought was "Imposition means book layout? I could do that in seconds with pdftk and pdfnup". And Laidout sounds like it covers the process pretty well. Scribus has apparently had a GSoC project create an imposition plugin. There are a ton of other open-source programs that five minutes of searching turns up, like pstops,
upprint. On the other hand, I'm not a designer, so maybe there's more to
"full imposition" that these tools don't cover adequately.
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