[scribus] Fwd: Re: image resolution for web PDF

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 12 02:41:12 CET 2010

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [scribus] image resolution for web PDF
Date: 	Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:55:39 -0800 (PST)
From: 	randy.pare at rogers.com
To: 	Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>

THX, sorry for going on a tangent..

Unfortunately - altering the resolution for the image I have figured
out... but what I can't figure out is how to alter the resolution for
the document/page layout to begin with. Images that can be "stretched"
to cover a full 8.5 x 11 page in MS Word and still be viewed without
getting blurry - those exact same images in Scribus are incredibly blurry.

The wiki talks extensively about altering the export values for the
images when creating a pdf - but nothing about lowering the res of the
Scribus document/page layout prior to placing the image within it.

I suspect I am just gonna stick with MS Word, despite its limitations -
it seems far more flexible, in terms of web documents, than Scribus -
which is as folks have said intended for "printing".

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer me tough, I do
appreciate it. I had been hoping to be able to give my zine fancy
backgrounds [the only real obstacle I have encountered with MS Word, it
refuses to treat backgrounds in a way that will allow them to be
converted properly to PDF]

Take care,


--- On *Sat, 12/11/10, Gregory Pittman /<gregp_ky at yahoo.com>/* wrote:

     From: Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com>
     Subject: Re: [scribus] image resolution for web PDF
     To: randy.pare at rogers.com
     Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 4:41 PM

     On 12/11/2010 02:21 PM, randy.pare at rogers.com
     </mc/compose?to=randy.pare at rogers.com> wrote:
      > When I am starting a document, can I change whatever the default
      > resolution of the page is? When I create my e-zine *it is for web
      > viewing* and thus most of the art/graphics etc are all simple 
jpegs -
      > not hi rez images.
      > Now when I used MS Word [in the past] I could import a jpeg and
      > it as large or small as needed for the layout... when I import an
      > in Scribus I keep getting tiny thumbnails that get blurry when I
      > them larger. It seems like the default resolution is quite high..
     can I
      > lower it to a more web friendly 72 dpi - since my layouts are only
      > intended for web viewing?

     First, it's a good idea to change the Subject of emails, or start
     your own thread, if you're going off in a specific direction
     different from the original post. We try to encourage people to scan
     the ML Archives when they need help, and the Subject line helps them
     a lot.

     Look at this wiki page:


     which talks about changing the image size and export resolution to
     reduce file size with the image clarity you need for specific purposes.

     Scribus has been designed to meet the demands of print publishing,
     yet has features to make it quite capable of producing PDFs for the
     web without size and resolution overkill.


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