[Scribus] How to uniformly scale images

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Jan 30 19:44:55 CET 2006

Julian Robbins wrote:
> Hi
> I've been using Scribus 1.2 and 1.3 series for a while, but still havent 
> found if there is a way to uniformly scale images, by dragging a handle. 
> Usually, I just end up accidently changing the aspect ratio which isn't 
> what I want to do.
> Inkscape have implemented this nice and simply (you grab the diagonal 
> stretcher), but in Scribus I have to goto the Properties, click the lock 
> to ensure the scaling is identical, and increase the spinner but this is 
> a bit long winded and gives less control for such a simple job to perform.
> Is it me, or is there a simpler way?
What you really have is many ways to accomplish this:
There actually is a way to grab the corner (any corner) and stretch 
whatever way you want. Perhaps a bit more tricky to locate with your 
mouse arrow than you expect.
But if you lock the proportion in Image or in XYZ, you can either use 
the built-in arrows at the side, the up and down arrows on the keyboard, 
or the mousewheel. I like to work with points so that the gradations are 

Generally I find that grabbing and stretching is less precise than I 
would like and end up tweaking in Properties anyway.


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