[scribus] Jpeg Files and PNG files

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Wed Jul 29 10:57:32 UTC 2015

Sorry John,

I do not enjoy to contradict, but I need to give credit to Scribus here:

What you say about vectors being better is true, but even in our
workflow there are occasions, where we can quickly do with a high-rez
PNG file, what would be complicated with a PDF (for example just cut a
page precisely in Gimp and only print a portion).

Scribus does have a great bitmap-export dialogue and can generate many

bmp, ico, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff, ppm, xbm, xpm

You can also set the quality, resolution, size and select which page or
pages you need to export.

I love the fact, that I (now) have a choice whether to name my files jpg
or jpeg. Because one of our websites has an import script with a fixed
naming-convention. In the past I needed to batch-rename my Scribus
exports but now I can just generate exactly what I need.

So, well done developers!


> Yes but jpeg is a lossy bitmap format and Scribus
> natively produces vector images such as pdf and
> svg. Among bitmap forms I prefer png which is not
> lossy. However Scribus does not create that
> I am interested in what application you would be
> using the jpeg file in. Is text involved?

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