[Scribus] image resolution problem

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Apr 15 22:19:23 CEST 2006

Am Samstag, 15. April 2006 21:43 schrieb Joel Mawhorter:
> Thanks for the emails so far. Unfortunately none of them has solved my
> problem.
> I'll clarify a couple of things:
> 1. My problem has nothing to do with using PNG. The problem happens if I
> import the same file as a TIFF. Also the same problem occurs if I output to
> PDF (at 300 DPI).
> 2. I know how to tell the difference between a 300 DPI graphic and a 72 DPI
> graphic and I understand the difference in resolution of my monitor from
> other output devices.
> The problem is that when I import a 300 DPI image (say for arguments sake
> 300 pixels x 300 pixels), it displays the correct size for 300 DPI (i.e. 1
> inch x 1 inch) but it is downsampled to 72 DPI so that any output I do
> includes an image at 72 DPI. Certainly I'm not the only person having this
> problem! I have the latest stable version of Scribus on gentoo linux.
> This is all I have to do to reproduce this problem every time:
> 1. Create a new document with default settings.
> 2. Create a new picture frame.
> 3. Right click on the frame and choose "Get Picture"
> 4. Select the TIFF file containing my 300 DPI picture.
> 5. Then output to whatever I want (PNG, PDF) and the picture is downsampled
> to 72 DPI.
> Am I missing something basic or is this a bug in Scribus?
> Joel

Hi Joel,

did you check the export settings for PDF and Bitmap files? Do you get a 72 
dpi image if you set export resolution to 300 dpi?


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