[Scribus] Bleed and 1.3.4, again.

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins
Sun Jun 10 02:32:28 CEST 2007

2007/6/9, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au>:
> John R. Culleton wrote:
> > I have a friend (Quark user) who is faced with this problem: for cover
> > art he is presented with an exact size representation of the cover.
> > The printer wants  a 3/8" bleed.
> >
> > Now lets assume we handle this task in Scribus 1.3.4.
> >
> > 1. Assuming further that the art work is jpg, what would be the
> > sequence for generating the necessary bleed?
> If I undestand you correctly, you lack the image detail that would
> normally be in the bleed region. Given this, your options are to:
> - Stretch the image a little and crop the edges off (rather unattractive);

I would suggest this as a workaround since there is close to no isssue at
enlarging a 300 dpi image up to 115%. The quality loss will be hardly

- Use an image editor to clone the edges of the image such that the edge
> pixels are expanded out into the bleed region.

The issue here is the cloned area could still show up once the image is cut.
The risk is low but it exists. For that reason, this is really my 2nd

I guess this also answers your question number 2.

This is probably the way
> to go. It could be done with something like a clone tool, or just by
> copying a 1px wide column/row and cloning it out into an expanded canvas
> area on the image.
> Scribus is not a pixel-oriented graphics editor, and probably can't help
> you too much with fixing bleed on artwork supplied as a final image.
> --
> Craig Ringer
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