[Scribus] Discussion: Better image handling in Scribus
Fri Jul 16 22:13:34 CEST 2004
On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 21:38, Sebastian R?der wrote:
> 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!
You can also click on the text edit toolbar button.. ie.. the one that
puts you into editing mode for a text frame. We need a new button icon
that combines both
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