[scribus] Test PDF 993 MB

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 7 22:44:32 CEST 2010

On 06/07/2010 09:40 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Saturday 05 June 2010 04:47:36 lars hennings wrote:
>> Hi, Scribus works very well. A little Photobook 17,5x17,5 cm 112
>> pages, all pages full photographies, makes a PDF-X3 of 993 MB.
> The
>> images - jpg - makes 540 MB. Only few text, only few frames
> and
>> groups with names.
>> It was very slow the last pages but an iBook G4 (OSX 10.4;
> scribus
>> 1.351) with 750 MB RAM did it.
>> http://www.blurb.com/books/1400517
>> But why the PDF is so big? Shure I set full quality (zip) and 300
>> dpi. Than it is the same to set the quality of compression to
> middle
>> or maximum. It is both the same 993 MB. May be it differs if not
> set
>> zip.
Hi Lars,

If you look at PDF files, they will literally contain the entire image 
files, even when only a small area at low resolution might be used.
The technique described by John will convert the file to a more "simple" 
graphic display, thus in effect eliminating the image files.


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