[Scribus] Resizing Bitmap Images

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Jul 4 18:45:11 CEST 2007

Am Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2007 16:55 schrieb Barbara Duprey:
> Hi! I'm a newbie, just getting used to playing with Scribus. I've looked
> a little at the archives, but I'm not sure how to narrow things down
> enough to be useful there, so please forgive me if you've answered this
> question a hundred times already.
> I have a bitmap image of a map, on which I want to superimpose street
> names, etc. In my initial attempt, I inserted an image frame and got the
> bitmap, but I couldn't find any way to resize the bitmap itself, just
> the frame. So as a quick and dirty solution, I used my word processor
> (OpenOffice Writer) to pick up the image and resize it appropriately,
> exported a PDF, and inserted that into the Scribus image. All went fine,
> added text on paths and so on. When I export as a PDF, it complains
> about the image but when I tell it to ignore errors, everything prints
> out fine.
> So far, so good. But now I really want to get at that base bitmap again,
> change it, and recreate my Scribus document. I clearly need to have the
> Scribus reference the bitmap, not the embedded PDF. What I'd LIKE to do
> is create an image frame, insert the bitmap resized to fit the frame,
> and then resize and reposition the frame AND the bitmap until the map is
> back where it was. Am I out of luck here?

Hi Barbara,

Welcome to Scribus!

To achieve your goal, you have to open the Properties Palette (F2) and select 
the option "Scale to Frame Size" in the "Image" tab.

For more info about the use of image frames see: 



More information about the scribus mailing list