[scribus] non-appearing large image

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Feb 10 21:14:38 CET 2010

hi clive

> I am using scribus on windows, and I have observed a
> peculiar behaviour when placing high resolution images into an image
> frame. I have scans of linework that I am placing onto pages in
> scribus simply to make a PDF that I can walk over to a good quality
> printer and output some pages for further marker and pen work. The
> original linework was scanned at 1200 dpi and by the time it has been
> placed onto a scribus page the resolution has risen a smidge to 1800
> dpi (14028x10200 pix scanned as B&W).
> The peculiar thing is that no picture appears when I Get the Image!
> If I put a lower resolution image into the same image frame (about
> 900 dpi) then the image appears. If I get a different image at 1800
> dpi then the image disappears again. There is no image on print
> preview, and when I try to export the page as a PDF an error says
> that there is an empty JPG (though the linework was saved as TIFF
> with LZW lossless compression - as was the lower res image that
> worked).
> I have had no problems with smaller images appearing at 1100 dpi - is
> this just a number-of-pixels problem? If I scale an image frame
> containing an image with a smaller number of pixels I can get it to
> appear at 2000 dpi without any problem.
> I can find no reference to this on the wiki. Any thoughts?

you probably haven't correctly set the dpi of your scanned image...

however, just go to the properties palette, image tab and check the scale to frame size box...


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