[scribus] (no subject)

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Tue Mar 1 20:09:58 CET 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:28 AM, a.l.e <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> 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
> cropping.
> and i would not add 1 pixel: the script and scribus should work correctly,
> and not allow accidental white gaps.
> ciao
> a.l.e
Should anyone develop such a script, I would be very interested in it.  My
last .pdf for the printer was 1.5Gb which meant I had to transfer it in
person on a DVD.  Printer's http based file transfer system said the job
would require 23 hours to upload.  The the printer would require another 23
hours to download to his site.
John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  27051  USA
editor at sera.org
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