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

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Tue Apr 25 18:20:53 CEST 2006

Kite Lau wrote:
> ? 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
> this.
If you need at the end a browser-suitable picture, it's probably not 
worth involving Scribus at all. Gimp can do all of this without 
involving Scribus.


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