[scribus] DPI and PDF question (Nigel Ridley)

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Mon Jul 21 21:16:22 CEST 2008

Nik wrote:
> Hi Nigel,
> My apologies if I am butting in here, but I thought I'd just add my 
> experiences.
>> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 08:36:04PM +0300, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> >> I need to produce two versions of the same newsletter.
>>> >> The first will be to send to our local printing house as a PDF 
>>> with the >> graphics at 300 dpi.
>>> >> The second version is for sending via email.
>>> >>
>>> >> Am I right in thinking that prior to saving the second version as 
>>> a pdf, I >> can reduce the overall resolution to, say 72 dpi? Will my 
>>> graphics stay the >> same physical size in the layout?
> I do exactly this regularly.
> Yes you are correct that the graphics will stay the same size in the 
> layout.
> To get a reasonably-sized PDF for email, I do the following:
> 1. embed and outline all fonts (was "outline" called "subset" in earlier 
> versions of Scribus?)
> 2. resample images to 72 dpi (I do the same for EPS but we seldom 
> actually use EPS)
> 3. enable image compression, method=lossy - JPEG, compression 
> quality=High or Medium
> These settings work well for our newsletter which is typically 12 pages 
> with about 20 images.
> The end result is usually about 500kB (half a megabyte) in size.
> Greater reduction can be achieved using lower quality image compression 
> (if you need it).
> For us, the greater challenge actually is to get the high-quality 
> version of the document small enough to send through the printing 
> company's lobotomised email server.
> Maybe you want to try this first, as it works all from within Scribus. 
> If the PDF is still too big, then try the command-line compression 
> suggested by Tino.

I'm still waiting for a reply to a problem I encountered using his one-liner.....
See the post under the thread Re: [scribus] DPI and PDF question



> Cheers!
> Nik
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