Issue 64343 - option to create a diffused shadow
Summary: option to create a diffused shadow
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 42 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 98666 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-04-12 16:45 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2018-10-05 10:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Shows diffused shadow (3.32 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-04-12 16:45 UTC, raindrops
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This shows the good looking diffused shadow (73.13 KB, image/png)
2008-06-16 13:43 UTC, zhangweiwu
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The effect OpenOffice Draw can create (worse) (19.61 KB, application/
2008-06-16 13:44 UTC, zhangweiwu
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Description raindrops 2006-04-12 16:45:03 UTC
The shadow of an object is always hard (its transparency can be changed, but not
the sharpness of its edge).

Let there be an option to cast a diffused shadow, as if caused by a diffused
light source (such as a tubelight).

The edge of the diffused shadow should be blurred, so that it gradually merges
with the background. Provide a variable (spinner) control to change this
diffusion distance from 0 to some maximum value.

(This suggestion may belong to common framework actually.)

See sample (created with GIMP)
Comment 1 raindrops 2006-04-12 16:45:58 UTC
Created attachment 35668 [details]
Shows diffused shadow
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2006-04-13 07:24:58 UTC
Comment 3 zhangweiwu 2008-06-16 13:40:48 UTC
Hi. I try to provide more examples.

The attached jpeg shows the effect I wish to create, the attached odg shows the
effect I actually created. See how much better is "the effect I wish to create"
Comment 4 zhangweiwu 2008-06-16 13:43:38 UTC
Created attachment 54509 [details]
This shows the good looking diffused shadow
Comment 5 zhangweiwu 2008-06-16 13:44:55 UTC
Created attachment 54510 [details]
The effect OpenOffice Draw can create (worse)
Comment 6 ungethym 2008-10-05 16:32:24 UTC
Hi. It would be really great to produce those soft-shadows with OOo (esp. with
Impress and Writer). I think that looks much more professional than the solid
Comment 7 eric.savary 2009-01-30 20:26:45 UTC
*** Issue 98666 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 gdp77 2009-01-30 21:32:00 UTC
another example of what ooo could be able to do (in order to compete with ms
office 2007)
Comment 9 gdp77 2009-01-31 06:13:02 UTC
I think that the feature you require to be implementer into open office is
called "soft shadows"
Comment 10 gdp77 2009-01-31 06:48:58 UTC
*** Issue 64343 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 11 Armin Le Grand 2009-02-02 10:46:29 UTC
CCed: aw