[scribus] maximum image size

josfon at xs4all.nl josfon at xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 15 11:20:29 UTC 2011

>> I have a billboard file with a 100 dpi image. So that's alright.
> That really tells us nothing about the image size.
> The DPI of a digital image is just a number, somewhere in the file
> there is a number telling "this image is supposed to be 100 dpi".
> It does not tell us how many pixels (it might be 16x16 pixels or
> 3000x3000 pixels).
> It does not tell us how many megabytes (it might me 15 kB or 200 MB).
> It does not tell us the compression (if any).
> There was recently a discussion about this in the Scribus forum:
> http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,112.0.html
> When you are talking about a digital image the DPI value is totally
> useless. It only makes sense once the image in put onto a physical
> medium.
> /Peter
Sorry I was away for the weekend!

The size of the picture I used in the final result is:
16339 x 8511 pixels (wich gave a dpi value of 125)
The PNG file size is 155 MB.

Concerning about DPI value during the proces is usefull becaurse that
determines the quality of the final (print) result.


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