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

Celso Junior celsojr2007
Wed Sep 5 14:18:02 CEST 2007


Interesting that drag and drop feature!
it tried and it worked just fine to me! Image frame respected de ppi 
settings of the image (both tiff and jpg formats) ^_^v

Importing via "image frame get picture" also worked, just with the need 
of using "Adjust frame to image"

Other thing, knowing wich size and resolution your image will be printed 
sames not just time and quality, but memory also!

Lets say you have a 3000px x 3000px image (ppi or dpi are virtual values 
to represent a phisical representation of the pixels) if you set to be 
printed, 10in x 10in  it will have 300dpi. If you dont need it to be so 
big, you can resize de frame and adjustit to 5in x 5in ... but it will 
have 600ppi! Most of top quality printing requires just 300ppi, wich 
represent maximum quality...more than that can even causes lost it... 
and we must not forget that the memory usage would be the same... a 
3000px x 3000px in a 16bit color palette represents
17Mb of uncompressed memory usage... if you resize (like using gimp) the 
image to fir 1500px x 1500px for 300ppi 5in x 5in output size,  you can 
squareroot the 17Mb ^_^ you use 4.3Mb

A smart decision for those who work with layouts full of images popping 
everywhere arround the pages... O_o


Craig Bradney escreveu:
>> 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
> when
>> I put it on the page in Scribus, you can be sure that I want it at 3"x5"
> and
>> I shouldn't have to guestimate this by drawing a frame first IF I don't
> want
>> 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
> again,
>> 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
> no
>> 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.
> Craig
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