Bug 49247 - allow "blurred margin" effect for pixel pictures what can be found in particular .pptx documents.
Summary: allow "blurred margin" effect for pixel pictures what can be found in particu...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DTP
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Reported: 2012-04-28 03:09 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2019-07-16 17:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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pptx file with picture effects and screenshot (759.09 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2012-04-28 03:09 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-28 03:09:49 UTC
Created attachment 60723 [details]
pptx file with picture effects and screenshot

Attachment contains:
1 slide: picture with effect (something like fuzzy borders)
2 slide: screenshot of first slide made in PP 2007 on Windows 7

reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.2 on Fedora 64 bit and Windows 7 32 bit

What is interesting: in Power Point picture shown without effect during of editing it. Effects appears only when we select another object. (spare CPU consuming)
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-04-28 08:48:32 UTC
Effect is reproducible with "LibreOffice (RC2) German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit).

I believe that the root of the problem is that DRAW does not support such an effect.

Do you agree with my suspect? That would mean we need an enhancement.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-28 09:02:53 UTC
I agree. This bug depends from this enhancement.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-03 13:40:41 UTC
Extended image manipulation is not in the major focus of LibreOffice Draw. The mentioned effect can be done easily with any external tool. 

However, Impress (which would be the first to open Powerpoint documents, by the way) allows to apply a filter to an image (aging, charcoal, invert etc.) that could be made available in Draw (resp. for all modules) as well. And it's nothing to say against adding more options there.

Microsoft puts the focus on the visual style (that's how it is called there) meaning the presentation of the image. Effects are: Shadow, Reflection, Glow, Soft Edges, Bevel, 3-D Rotation. There are also "artistic effects" that correspond with Impress' image filters. Enough room for enhancements.

Setting component to Impress.
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2019-07-16 17:22:50 UTC
The name of the effect in PowerPoint is "Soft Edges". It is missing, same as other effects too.