[scribus] maximum image size

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 11 13:50:00 UTC 2011

On 08/11/2011 09:30 AM, josfon at xs4all.nl wrote:
>>> I gess nobody knows the limits.
>>> It's all try and error.
>>> Thanks all for your responds.
>> You're obviously pushing some sort of boundaries a bit. Can you look at
>> system resources to see what's going on with RAM usage?
>> Also, if you can run Scribus from the command line, sometimes there is
>> some feedback there that can be helpful.
>> Greg
> Thanks Greg
> I have a billboard file with a 100 dpi image. So that's alright.
> I am still getting used to Win 7. I really don't know how to look at the
> system resources here.
> And Scribus from the command line is a mystery for me.

The dpi is not the issue, it might have to do with the size of the 
image. Regardless of the dpi, Scribus loads the original file into RAM; 
your dpi setting just will come into play with output (print or PDF) and 
to some extent the display.

It doesn't look like the command line will be helpful -- I tried it in 
XP and it seems the CLI detaches itself as soon as it runs the .exe.

If we can get his attention, Peter Linnell should be quite interested in 
this problem of yours. Based on my understanding, this shouldn't be 


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