[scribus] Image cropping

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Mar 2 10:27:33 CET 2011

hi peter,

> But if JPEGs are going to be cropped at export, where do we set the
> JPEG compression and similar parameters? Two users will not have the
> same preference, so it must be a setting that can be changed. Global
> and/or per image? All image formats with lossy compression would need
> to be addressed. For other image formats the function could probably
> use the same properties as in the original image.

craig's proposal is to crop the image which is put inside the PDF, not the one which is on your hard disk

> I really think it might be better to include it in the pre-flight
> check. A warning if less than a chosen percentage of an image is
> shown? Default setting could be maybe 90%? So if less than 90% of an
> image is visible in an image frame you will get a warning?

nice idea! can you add it as a feature request in the bug tracker?

> Maybe add cropping as an image effect?  Then the user will have
> several options. Leave the image uncropped, crop it (at export) with
> image effect or open it with image editing software and crop it
> manually.

in my eyes, leaving it uncropped in the pdf does not make much sense (expect making the process much easier for the programmers: that's why scribus currently does it that way!)

but, as i said, it would be nice to have a script which helps the user to crop the image to the size of the frame (and it should give the option to overwrite the linked image or to create a new cropped image, leaving the original untouched).


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