[scribus] frametoImage option

Srikrishnan srikrishnan2003 at yahoo.co.in
Wed Apr 7 18:10:31 CEST 2010

Hi Greg/a.l.e,

Thanks for both of your valuable suggestions.

Yes, as per a.l.e said, may be sometime image sizes are beyond the size of 
the pages. But I want to load images from the selected folder to Scribus 
pages one below another with their original sizes automatically. So that I 
have asked this question.

I think, I have to work this out as per Greg's guidance. I knew Perl very 
well, but I dont know Python, Now only i starts to learn it for the purpose 
of using Scribus.

Thanks you all,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Pittman" <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [scribus] frametoImage option

> On 04/07/2010 08:21 AM, a.l.e wrote:
>> hi greg,
>> hi srikrishnan,
>>>> In Scribus, there is an option in the porperties menu for adjusting
>>>> both frame to image and image to frame options. But in Scribus API I
>>>> have found only "setScaleImageToFrame", but I am not able to find the
>>>> other one. Is it other option also available?
>>> Yes, there is this option, but it's not in Properties.
>>> If you right-click on the frame to get the context menu, you will see
>>> you can both adjust image to frame and adjust frame to image. As you
>>> suggest, many times you want to do one, and then the other.
>> i guess it was about the scripter API...
>> srikrishnan, one the one side, you probably don't really want a
>> setScaleFrameToImage function, since you won't know how big the frame
>> afterwards is... this is ok in a interactive workflow, but i'm not sure
>> it's a good idea in a script...
>> on the other side, i guess that you should be able to find all the
>> information you need in the item properties.
>> finally, if you still think that this function is needed, you may write
>> a feature request
>> http://bugs.scribus.net/
>> i'm not sure it will be implemented in the near future... but who knows?
>> (imho, it should be trivial to implement, but it's still some work to do
>> and the developer ressources are currently limited...)
> Oops! you're right, a.l.e
> There are some times when you might want to do this in a script, one of
> which was when I augmented the InfoBox.py script, which sizes a frame
> according to the width of one or more columns of a text frame, and then
> allows importing an image.
> I managed it by using the PIL (python imaging library) to get the size
> of the image, then adjusting the frame to the image for the desired
> width, and of course scaled the image to the frame.
> Unfortunately, this PIL method stopped working some time ago, for
> reasons I haven't figured out. Here is the nonworking version:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Infobox_in_column
> it's the enhanced version at the bottom.
> For the Scribus distros I had to eliminate the PIL use since it was
> freezing up Scribus in 1.3.3.x and 1.3.6 versions (must be some change
> in PIL). So you might try the InfoBox.py that comes with your version
> just to see how it works -- after it finishes loading and placing an
> image, you need to manually adjust frame to image, which is quite easy
> of course with the context menu.
> Greg
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