Drop Shadows in 1.5.x
We now have as of 1.5.x versions of Scribus REAL Drop Shadows. You may be familiar with shadows as a type of text effect. These had very limited adjustments, just the color, the X/Y shift of the color, and the saturation. Here we see an example of this:
I've accentuated the distances, and used a black shadow with 30% saturation. Notice the sharp edges of the shadow, about which you have no choice.
In the 1.5.x versions, we now have a new section in Properties.