This is a Feature Request I think.
Steps to reproduce:
Create a shape, e.g. a rectangle
Add a shadow
The shadow is a rectangle in the background, not a "Shadow"
The shadow should look like the new page shadow LO now has, I think this is a Gaussian shadow.
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
This is an enhancement request, therefore changing the 'Importance' field and the 'Status' field.
I second this feature request. Soft shadows would be nice.
Isn't there another request for the same feature? I can't find it for now ...
There is an existing Bugreport on OOo, but I think not on LO.
*** Bug 62186 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 61543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #4)
> *** Bug 61543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Thanks for identifying the duplicate. What I requested was only for Impress, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to make it available across the components.
Editing the summary for clarity. (I'm using brackets instead of parentheses, as somehow the open parenthesis is blocked.)
I know It's not important from the technical point of view. But for user experience this feature would be great improvement. I'm waiting on that for years now. It's the one feature I'm really missing.
Smooth shadows make outputs look much more elegant. So please consider implementing it.
In the last version of LibreOffice (188.8.131.52) the shadow received a transparency option, which is a step in the right direction. Having some fuziness in the shadow is what really can change the look of a presentation and add a 'pro' feeling to it. Many thanks in advance to anyone who has the abilities to add this feature in LibreOffice and wants to work on this.
I agree, I really miss having proper shadows in LO, I think it'd be a serious improvement !
I'd love to see this too, especially in Draw which is otherwise an awesome drawing application. I end up having to do the shadow in Gimp, which takes extra time. It would be wonderful to be able to do blurred shadows directly.
Everytime I open LibreOffice...
- 'ah, it's so ugly'. wait a few seconds. 'I must continue, it is good for humanity'.
- then maybe at some point I need a table. And I try to style it. I only find Autoformat. As if it wouldn't be the hundreth time, I still can't believe I can't style the table.
- and then it's the shadow. I want to 'Impress'. I insert a picture. 'Bam, let's give it a shadow!'. I add the shadow and I cry.
This time I came here to let the world know.
I believe in LibreOffice, I'm maybe fanatic about it. And I wait for the good days when it will actually look good and have a set of tools that produce beauty.
(In reply to Andrei B. from comment #10)
> Everytime I open LibreOffice...
> - 'ah, it's so ugly'. wait a few seconds. 'I must continue, it is good for
> - then maybe at some point I need a table. And I try to style it. I only
> find Autoformat. As if it wouldn't be the hundreth time, I still can't
> believe I can't style the table.
> - and then it's the shadow. I want to 'Impress'. I insert a picture. 'Bam,
> let's give it a shadow!'. I add the shadow and I cry.
> This time I came here to let the world know.
I feel your pain, my friend. Yes, why oh why can't LO (at least Impress) make it's shadow beautiful?
It seems this is a highly requested feature and some research was happening around this? What happened with this by the way?
*** Bug 127470 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I need this feature for the update of the gallery items, cause with blur shadow I can improve gallery items a lot.
In additon MSO save blured shadow so it would be very cool if LibO can import the shadow correct.
Unfortunately the blur property has not made it into the open document format yet, which would be the first step.
*** Bug 131491 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Blur shadow is now a GSoC 2020 Project:
Some work is already in master and can be seen in the daily builds:
ODF import/export is under review