[Scribus] Preparing photos for print: image file export in scribus looks ugly

Kite Lau kitelau
Tue Apr 25 15:45:40 CEST 2006

? 2006-04-25?? 14:50 +0200?Sebastian R?der???
> Hi,
> I wanted to prepare a digital passphoto for printing in an online printing 
> show. The photo is 6x4,5cm with 300dpi. I have to arrange it on a 10x15cm 
> with 4 times the photo on each sheet. No problem so far with Scribus (I 
> didn't manage this task in krita however, cause I was not able to define a 
> layer by "real" size + resolution instead of pixel size).
> Now when it comes to export to jpg or png I selected 100%quality (compression, 
> right?) and 300dpi. However the result is completely unsharp and pixelish. 
> Did I do something wrong? I exported to pdf and it looks OK but the file is 
> only ~400kb so this might not be the best way to go (and the photo printing 
> services don't accept pdf anyway).
> The information menu for the image boxes in Scribus says 300dpi both for 
> native and current resolution.
> I am using scribus- on Gentoo Linux
> Any help would be apprecheated - would be nice if you could CC me cause I do 
> not get the list atm. Thanks in advance! 
As what I learned from this list, export to jpg or png is a bad idea for
output. Maybe you should export it to pdf or eps and then convert the
pdf or eps to tif or png within Gimp or Photoshop if you really need


More information about the scribus mailing list