[scribus] pdf compression

Ron Carter rrcwlc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 17:41:04 CET 2011

Thank you both.
Before the images went into Scribus, they were all cropped to the
bone.  I'm puzzled by one thing (well, too many things to count, but
only that that may be pertinent),  The Scribus image-info generally
says original ppi 300, actual ppi 400+.  I scanned or Photoshopped
everything to 300.  What does the 400+ mean?  I need 300. Do I have
room to spare?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 03/18/2011 11:17 AM, Ron Carter wrote:
>> Not long ago there was a thread talking about how to reduce the size
>> of a pdf.  I can't find it.
>> Can someone tell me how?
> Hi Ron,
> This is probably the most famous method:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Web_optimised_PDF
> but keep in mind that the bulk of the compression comes from resampling
> images, so that you have only the part of an image that you use, and have
> its resolution only as high as needed.
> In that vein, you can actually control the size of your PDF right from
> Scribus:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Image_DPI_and_Scaling,_and_Resultant_File_Sizes
> If you especially focus on large image files, crop them down to the part you
> actually use, and pick suitable DPI settings in PDF Export, you may avoid
> this post-PDF optimization altogether.
> Greg
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