[scribus] Resizing Image

Jim Ford jaford at watford53.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Sep 26 10:18:42 CEST 2010

On 9/26/2010 8:40 AM, Ian "Witty" Whitfield wrote:
> On 25/09/2010 23:57, scribus-request at lists.scribus.net wrote:
>> I've never looked for an option to have Scribus resize images.  What I
>> do is create the frame and find its dimensions.  Then I bring up the
>> image in the Gimp.  (I use Linux.)  Then, I resize the image there,
>> setting the more restrictive dimension and letting it set the other
>> one.  Once that's done, copy and paste get it into the frame and I
>> close the Gimp without saving.  It may sound complicated, but it's
>> actually quite easy, and only takes two or three minutes. 
> My method goes as follows and is quick and easy.
> Position the photo frame and size it. 'Get Image' and then using the
> 'Image Tab' in properties shrink to the size you need to fit the frame.
> Make a note of the percentage reduction. Next select 'Edit Image' from
> the right-click menu of the frame and resize (I use Kolour Paint) the
> image down to the percentage noted above. Go back to the frame (the
> image will now have shrunk) and bring it back to 100%. Perfect fit!!
> I'm using Kubuntu 10.04 and Scribus 1.3.8.

The 'percentage' idea is good. I'm using Windows XP and normally edit
with Photoshop CS2, but I might try the above using 'Firestone Viewer'
as it's faster.


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