[Scribus] Discussion: Better image handling in Scribus

Sebastian Röder sebroeder
Fri Jul 16 21:38:37 CEST 2004

Am Freitag, 16. Juli 2004 20:57 schrieben Sie:
> Hi Sebastian
> > I worked a lot with Scribus the last days and nights and had some
> > problems with the "cropping" function for images. With cropping I mean
> > the possibility to manuelly scale an image in a smaller image frame or a
> > frame with different ascpect ratio than the image source (e.g. if you
> > have an image with tree person and just want to make the man in the
> > middle fit the image frame).
> >
> > In theory you can do this in the propreties palette with the "image"
> > section - here you can scale in horicontal and vertical direction (or
> > both simultanisly) and change the part visible in the frame by changing
> > the x and y position of the image. But this doesn`t do a good job for me.
> >
> > First, I recognized that manuell scaling (keeping aspect ratio) sometime
> > leeds to bad picture quality on the screen. When this bad quality appears
> > and I move the picture inside the border, then I create an pdf of the
> > page I saw that the picture in the frame had not possition that is shown
> > in the scribus doc (e.g. a centered man has the left hand croped in pdf,
> > not in Scribus itself.) Finally I found out that reloading the same
> > picture brings it back in good quality and the cropping in Scribus and
> > pdf are in sync now (you can see it moving in the Scribus doc in
> > comparison to the old possition).
> Ive only ever seen this kind of issue when using Scale to Frame and
> thats because the idea of that is that 0,0 of the image is always at 0,0
> of the frame.
> To get the best results, you should really be cutting the image to size
> in your favourite image program and setting the correct DPI there, but
> of course thats not always the easiest solution.
> > Second, I realized that I can not set the x or y possition of my images
> > to value smaller than -300mm (and bigger than 300mm?). This means in some
> > cases I was not able to make the part of the photo visable, that I want
> > to have there. I works (were poor) with changing the x and y possition
> > and the width of the frame itself - but that`s hard work.
> Its a hard coded limit, we can change that. Just need to set a
> reasonable maximum.
> Do you know you can double click on the image frame to drag the image
> within the frame?

No I didn`t !!! Makes things MUCH easier - thanks!

> > My wish for the feature: I imagine some kind of preview window when I
> > choose the image tab of the propreties tool. This means I`d like to see
> > the full image there with a border that has the size of my image frame.
> > Now I want to have the possibility to move the border over the image and
> > what`s in is visible in the image frame, what`s out is out. (Like the
> > cropping feature for digikam print visard if anybody knows).
> >
> > What are you ideas about it?
> Yes.. possible. Good idea..
> > I promissed Crag not to write bugreports to the list anymore. This is a
> > discussion for all list members to find a proper solution for my problem.
> > When we finish discussing I will write something in the tracker.
> >
> :) its ok.. discussion is encouraged.. but tracking bugs in the list is
> a bit hard.
> Craig

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