[scribus] Placing /Scaling and file image/PDF size

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Oct 29 21:51:41 CET 2008

Mike Breiding wrote:
> alessandro rimoldi wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:36:54 -0400
>> Mike Breiding <mike at WildWonderfulWV.us> wrote:
>>> alessandro rimoldi wrote:
>>>> ciao
>>> Greetings, Alessandro
>>>>> So, now I am looking at resizing all 800 images I will using to
>>>>> the approximate size I will be using in the book.
>>>>> Rather daunting to say the least!
>>>>> Any alternatives?
>>>> yes: import the images one after the other as they currently are
>>>> and resize each image to the size you use in you book.
>>> How? In Scribus? I see no tool for that.
>> you're right: you will have to find/write a tool outside of scribus 
>> to that...
> GAWD! What have I gotten myself into...? ;)
> I'm not up to something this deep into non gui-ness
> -mb
I would add to this is that before you start doing some batch processing 
of files, take just one of them, resize it in Scribus, and pay attention 
to the Actual DPI numbers in Properties > Image. For print work, you 
want your final DPI no less than 300. For an online PDF viewed only on 
the web 75-90 can suffice.

Once you know how to reduce image size safely, then you can work on the 
batch idea.
 If these are JPEGs, you might want to convert to TIFF before resizing 
to not lose data. Everytime to save a JPEG you lose information. 
Depending on the images this may or may  not be important.

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