I added this enhancement request as well (bug #131982 )
I was wrong.  It's an eps file that can save a clipped path, not tif.

Eric Pierce

> Hi,
> "Eric Pierce" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> For page layout work, at work we use (don't laugh) PageMaker.  Me
>> and the other guy recently learned that we could import raster
>> images w/transparency and actually have it display properly in
>> PageMaker.  We also learned that the tif must have a clipping path.
>> Basically, it's a path with a special designation as a 'clipping
>> path' and everything inside the path will show, and everything
>> outside the clipping path is transparent.  There's a little rivalry
>> at work because my colleage uses Photoshop while I use The Gimp.  As
>> it would be, PS could do a clipping path, but I couldn't see that
>> Gimp could.  In PS, you bring up the context menu with the paths
>> menu up and designate which path will be the 'clipping path'.
>> That's it.  I don't know about the internals of the tif file, or if
>> it's even a recognized spec in tif.  I can throw up an image
>> somewhere if anyone is curious to check it out.
> Clipping paths are a well-known concept but just like you I don't know
> much about the implementation and how standardized this is. Did you
> check if our bug-tracker has an enhancement request for clipping paths
> yet? If not, it would be nice if you could file one and add as many
> information as possible.
> Sven

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