[Scribus] Image frame doesn't make any sense to me

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Sep 5 13:07:55 CEST 2007

> Perhaps I'm just used to web and video where things need to be exact, web
> more so than video.  If I save an image in Photoshop that's 3"x5" then
> I put it on the page in Scribus, you can be sure that I want it at 3"x5"
> I shouldn't have to guestimate this by drawing a frame first IF I don't
> to.  It just makes a lot more sense.  Image frames have their place, and
> what I'm suggesting has its place too, especially for these types of music
> images. I set my margins in Sibelius so that the image would fall exactly
> into the margins in Scribus and it doesn't, and that's annoying.  So
> if I don't want to draw an image frame in order to place an image, then I
> shouldn't have to.  That's why I was soooooo intent on getting the EPS
> import to work because there was no image frame drawing step involved.  I
> clicked import, boom, it's on the page.  All I have to do is move it to
> where I want and I'm done.  And thank god I got that to work otherwise I
> would have abandon Scribus entirely, image frame was too frustrating and
> matter what you put into that frame, it's not legible on the screen..

You are certainly focusing too much on the fact that the image frame needs
to be a certain size before you place the image.

Draw an image frame of any size
Right click, get image, select, click ok.
Right click, and adjust frame to image. Of course, this will only work as
you expect if the "printing size", or basically the DPI settings are stored
correctly within the image (dependent on the image export application).

Of course, if you were in KDE, (and in the future, on all desktops I hope),
you can just drag from konqueror onto the canvas and it will create the
image frame for you and put the image there where you dropped it.


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