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a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Mar 1 17:28:10 CET 2011

salut louis,

>> If you look at this wiki page:
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Image_DPI_and_Scaling,_and_Resultant_File_Sizes
>> you can get a sense of how changing some settings in Scribus or
>> manipulating the images can variably reduce file size of the PDF.
>> Especially with a large document containing many images, you should be
>> using the lowest DPI resolution that makes sense for your purpose.
>> Typically, 150 to 300 DPI is good enough. Using a tiny part of a very large
>> image will load this entire image into the PDF, so cropping before you use
>> the image can be a huge savings.
> This naturally brings me to the idea of a script that would do that, when
> the user is ready, crop the image to the frame + 1 pixel to avoid accidental
> white gap between a framed image frame. Is this feasible? What's the best
> way to do this, a python script or hard coded into the application?

personally, i would do it as a script in python. with an external 
application like imagemagick (or a python module) taking care of the 

and i would not add 1 pixel: the script and scribus should work 
correctly, and not allow accidental white gaps.


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