[scribus] eps probably

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Wed Feb 18 14:18:45 CET 2009

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> John Beardmore wrote:
>> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> John Beardmore wrote:
>>>> Gregory Pittman wrote:

>>>>> The export capabilities of Scribus, except for PDF, are not 
>>>>> designed for high-quality results.
>>>> In what sense ?
>>> I would not expect the best results from exporting a page as EPS or 
>>> SVG or bitmap, then importing into Scribus. I checked this out as we 
>>> were writing the manual, and the results can be problematic.
>> So apart from colour management, what's the problem rendering to bit 
>> maps ?
>> I had thought that might be handy at some point, so keen to know if 
>> there are any issues.
> the main thing with bitmaps is the loss of resolution, just as we talk 
> about with importing PDF pages into image frames.

Granted. But the extent to which this is a problem depends on the 
resolution you can export.

A brief experiment indicates that Scribus can export an A4 PNG at 600 
DPI, but fails at 1200DPI claiming

     "Insufficient memory for this image size".

I doubt this is a hardware resource issue in a machine with 4 gig of ram 
and 500 gig of disk, so I guess it invites the question 'could Scribus 
access more memory ?'.  I don't know if this is addressed in 1.3.5 ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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