[Scribus] Images in resulting pdf

PLinnell mrdocs
Tue Jan 17 01:32:24 CET 2006

On Monday 16 January 2006 22:34, [KS] wrote:
> Craig Bradney wrote:
> > PNGs are perfectly fine to use, in general.
> >
> > Craig
> Thats exactly what the documentation said and seems logical as png
> uses a lossless compression algorithm.
> /kds
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I wrote the docs, and my thinking is guided by the following:

Tiff is one of the most time tested and most recognized image file 
formats for prepress. GIMP, the image editor 90% of Scribus users 
will be using for their editing in my testing and experience is very 
reliable in TIFF export.

In fact for 1.3.x, I actually prefer native PSD. Franz has done a 
simply brilliant job of making the color management and all the extra 
features of PSD accessible in a way not even other layout apps can 
do. This includes supporting paths, layering and more. 

Why, I downplayed jpeg ? I was trying to avoid the typical unknowing 
user unfamiliar with pre-press grabbing 72 dpi jpegs from a web page, 
lobbing them in doc then complaining it looks good on the screen and 
prints crap. Moreover, a certain type of jpeg called progressive is 
pure poison in postscript printing. It is not always obvious if a 
jpeg is progressive or not when opened locally. Scribus now will 
refuse to load progressive jpegs in both 1.2.x and 1.3.x

Yes, you can use high quality jpegs in Scribus. I personally do not 
choose it, but for the broad range of users with Scribus, using tiff 
is sound advice and I stand by it.


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