[scribus] maximum image size

Ondřej Němeček ondrej.nemecek at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 11:12:47 UTC 2011

On 08/11/2011 12:44 PM, William F. Maddock wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 10:20 +0200, josfon at xs4all.nl wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am making a billboard, size 330 x 240 cm.
>> I tried to insert a image, size 330 x 180 cm and 125 dpi, but that was to
>> much for Scribus 1.4
>> So what are the maximal image properties, in therms of size and dpi or
>> MB's, Scribus can deal with.
>> Any suggestions for a workaround?
> Think about it, Jos. It's a billboard; something that almost NO ONE is
> going to see up close or for more than the briefest of moments as they
> flash past on the highway. You don't need nearly that high a DPI on a
> billboard.

Absolutly true, I found these typical values for dpi vs distance
(dpi of printed data versus different distances of observation):

6m = 25dpi (bilboard)
3m = 75dpi
1m = 150dpi
0,5m = 300dpi (book)

Best regards,

Ondrej Nemecek
icq: 250163477

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