[scribus] TIFF problem and 1-bit images

Jussi Pakkanen jpakkane at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 18:53:52 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:04 PM, john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> The png files are big because they are not lossy. But it is
> possible to compress them when they are created.

The issue is not with the source images, but rather what Scribus does with them.

The original 1 bit TIFF is ~550 KB.
The converted 1 bit PNG is ~470 KB.

Note that the PNG is actually smaller. When exported from Scribus:

PDF size with TIFF: 11 MB.
PDF size with PNG: 21 MB.

What could be the cause of this massive difference in size?

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