[scribus] How can I remove an image from and Image Frame?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 3 18:37:47 CEST 2010

On 08/03/2010 12:21 PM, a.l.e wrote:
>> There is often a need to produce quickly a print of a file. While in
>> production, we can produce dozens of proofs for various reasons and at
>> various levels: creation, to see, compare, test; production to check
>> overall
>> quality, look for defaults, all of those being internal proofs; and we
>> have
>> the proofs that go to the client, come back with notes, changes,
>> corrections, all of various levels. One way to accelerate the printing
>> process is to get temporarily rid of the high res images and simply print
>> the pages with low res images (depending on what you need to proof, of
>> course).
>> There are various ways to print a proof without the images or with the
>> low
>> res images. The fastest we found over the years was to temporarily "hide"
>> the image folder (putting it elsewhere on another level) so the
>> application
>> doesn’t know where to find the images, asks a simple question through a
>> warning: "Print anyway" or "Find missing images" (and of course,
>> "Cancel").
>> When you hit the "Print anyway" button, the job just prints, quickly.
>> There
>> is basically not much left to process when you take away the images.
>> In this
>> case, the trick won’t work in Scribus.
> another way of doing, would be to create a script which generates a
> preview for each image which does not have one and switches all the
> paths... should be easy to do...

One question would be whether this is a Scribus issue or a workflow issue.

One answer could come from putting all images on an "image" layer, then 
choosing to print/export this layer or not.

Of course, when Scribus becomes the industry standard, then other 
possibilities will arise.


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