[scribus] Placing /Scaling and file image/PDF size
danbob at hughes.net
Wed Oct 29 22:41:26 CET 2008
GAWD! What have I gotten myself into...? ;)
I'm not up to something this deep into non gui-ness
No no no! It's not complicated at all. There's a couple different
conversations going on here in this thread, which makes it confusing.
To use images in Scribus:
1) draw your image frame in approximately the size and
horizontal/vertical format of your image.
2) right click get image
3) The image should be BIG in the frame, you should only see a portion
of it. (it's small...your image resolution is likely too low)
4) right click image, go to properties >> image
5) click scale to frame size, proportional
6) right click image, and click adjust frame to image
--Scribus links to the image, an does not change the image file itself
in any way, and the .SLA file does not get proportionally larger.
-- If you edit the image in GIMP and save, it will change IN REAL TIME
on your Scribus screen.
-- If Scribus performance is too slow because of large image files,
adjust the image display resolution in Scribus preferences -- you can
also set individual really big images to not display.
--Now, your PDF will be proportionally bigger file size, but again you
can reduce sizes there if needed. For example, 'resample image to xxx
dpi' and also compression. However, if you are printing a book, your
master PDF resolution should be set to what your printing press
requires. Big PDF files are the nature of the printing game when you are
dealing with a press.
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