[Scribus] Memory Consumption on Image Frames

Nicolás Carranza nicarran
Sun Feb 4 18:39:25 CET 2007

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Nicol?s Carranza wrote:
>> I'm using scribus to do annotations on PDF documents. I import all the 
>> PDF pages in image frames. I see that scribus caches in memory all the 
>> images contained in an entire document and makes "imposible" to edit 
>> documents with lots of images (40 (1800x2775) images take about 800MB of 
>> memory for a 40 pages PDF). Anybody knows if there are plans to do a 
>> more intelligent caching of images or image frame behavior (only caching 
>> the images that are shown or its neighboring pages) so that we can use 
>> scribus in documents with hundreds of high-res images?
> Try going to File > Document Setup > Tools, and clicking on the icon for 
> image frame specs. Reduce the On Screen Preview image quality to low 
> resolution.
> By doing this with a 60-image file in Scribus (these were jpegs), I was 
> able to reduce memory usage by about 200MB.
> I don't know what version you are using, mine was
> Greg
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Hi Greg. Thanks for the tip, using "low resolution preview" the memory 
consumption was reduced from ~750MB to ~250MB on my 40 pages scribus 
doc. (Scribus
But... I really think that scribus needs better image handling (caching) 
so that I can see the images in its full resolution  because I need to 
do annotations about those images as an end product. Anyway 250MB for 40 
pages are a lot because the complete PDF is ~400 pages and that would 
make ~2500MB of cached low-res images; I split it in 10 pieces to make 
it workable. This sounds like a request enhancement, maybe this list is 
not for request enhancements but there it was.

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