[Scribus] Memory Consumption on Image Frames

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sun Feb 4 21:09:59 CET 2007

Nicol?s Carranza wrote:
> I saw that it depends on how you tried to import/open the PDF. Using 
> "File->Import->Import EPS/PS..." scribus imports the PDF not only as 
> images but also as poligons and many other objects, this also uses a lot 
> of memory but I think that this is another problem.
> I don't need all those objects ("PDF components") imported, I only need 
> to annotate over the images; so, I used a script to export each PDF page 
> as a good quality image and then import them to a scribus doc (using 
> something like this script 
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Automatic_import_of_images_from_a_directory_using_a_script; 
> I can send you my script if you want). This makes things a lot easier 
> for scribus (it does not construct all of those objects), but the memory 
> problem because of cached images arises.
BTW, that's my script on the Wiki. You can use it to import PDFs, 
realizing that what you are doing is importing into image frames, and 
therefore rasterizing them to bitmaps.


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