[scribus] getting tiffs

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Tue Jun 7 00:33:04 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Cindy Lantier <cindy at lantier.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I tried to load both images. The smaller image loads fine; the larger image
> crashed Scribus three times. I took it into an image editing program and
> reduced the size (so that it was the same size as the one that does load)
> and it worked great.
> I'm running Scribus 1.4.0.rc4 on Windows 7 -- an AMD Athlon II X2 250 (3.00
> GHz) with 4 gigs of ram.
> Hope that helped someone!
> Cindy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: a.l.e [mailto:ale.comp_06 at xox.ch]
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:05 PM
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] getting tiffs
> hi
> > still trying to solve the tiff prob...all tiffs i am using are 24
> > bit, no variation. Have uploaded some sample tiffs at:
> > http://www.filesonic.com/file/1145226294/will_load.tif
> > http://www.filesonic.com/file/1145226334/wont_load_(1).tif Hopefully
> > will be useful!! Thanks
> the image loads correctly here...
> not too much RAM (well, enough of it, but not so much), not a fast CPU
> either...
> but, well, some sort of linux and a distribution + window manager which
> leave all the process power for the applications needing it.
> (ok, i have admit that i was looking a film in a flash application and gimp
> was also open...)
> we have had some issues with people failing to load big images in
> windows...
> i wonder if scribus has a problem there...
> ... or if it would be easier if people started to switch to linux because
> it's simply better... at least for loading big images into scribus...
> can anybody using windows also try to load the image?
> and, you, do you really need such a big image?
> ciao
> a.l.e
> This is to be expected, I believe, but I was able to load the huge image
onto a Scribus page, export the page to a pdf, and print the pdf on my local
printer.  Mind you, it took a while for the huge image to load into the
selection dialog box that displays the image before selecting and a fair
about of time to load into the image frame.  However, at no time did my
machine OS (Ubuntu 11.04) ever crash.  Meanwhile I had a ton of stuff open
at the same time.  I have only 3GB of RAM.  Sounds as if the Windoze paging
file runs out of space whereas Linux uses different algorithm for paging
beyond RAM capability.  I cannot find a problem with the file albeit, I
cannot imagine a need for such a large image file.
John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org

PS. It took longer to download the files from the crappy file sharing
location than it did to produce the printed pdf!
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