[scribus] Script that imports an Image Grid

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Sun May 31 14:18:13 UTC 2015

2015-05-31 8:11 GMT-04:00 Kunda Loves Scribus <scribus.user at gmail.com>:

> A quick heads up to those of you who take advantage of the Scripting
> functionality in Scribus:
> https://github.com/outilslibresalternatifs/scribus-scripts/tree/master/image-grid
> This python script creates an image grid by creating a new Document and
> importing a grid of your specified images. You can choose the document
> format, the number of columns and rows.


Would it be possible to make this script add picture infos in a text frame
attached to the image, including filename?

That would be really useful when you must decide which pic can make it into
a publication based on tech specs such as
- filename
- x-y resolution
- x-y size at 4 resolutions (user definable) : 72-96-225-300 dpi
- total area expressed in square inches and square centimeters for each 4
- image type
- color space
- bit depth
- weight of image
- more...

The script could give the people working on a project a very rapid overview
of the quality of the images they intend to use, technically wise.

This could be ideally sorted by a user definable field, depending on what
suits better the needs for screening out pics.

For instance, displaying the pics sorted by “Total area at 300 dpi” would
allow to immediately flag images that are suitable or not for a given need.

Displaying them in order of “image type” would allow to flag at a glance if
some GIFs made it into the image folder, or some other unsuitable image
type, etc.

Another approach would be to have the pics imported by their name in
alphabetical order as a visual reference and from that file an export to
csv would allow all sorts of reports to be produced in a breeze. Finding
the images that don’t suit the needs would be easy for the users.

Transmitting this valuable info to the various people working on a project
would then be a breeze. Export to PDF and a Calc sheet and voilà.

No more discussions about the usability of an image at a desired size.


> Created by Sarah Garcin who just presented it (
> https://twitter.com/outilslibres/status/604738168760496128) at the 0LA (
> http://outilslibresalternatifs.org/ola0) conference in Paris.
> Check out other cool scripts released under GPL at
> https://github.com/outilslibresalternatifs/scribus-scripts
> Cheers,
> /Kunda
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