[scribus] Fit photograph to frame

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Nov 23 17:44:09 UTC 2015

On 11/23/2015 10:29 AM, Christian Mandel wrote:
> Hi!
> I try to make a photo book with Scribus (v1.5.0) and I fail with the
> simplest tasks. I hope someone can show me how to solve these problems.
> My current problem is to fit pictures into picture frames. I create a
> frame of the size that I want and load a picture into this frame.
> Usually, the aspect ratio of frame and picture are different. Therefore,
> I want to fit it to the frame so that the frame is entirely filled but
> the picture is not distorted and then align the picture inside the frame.
> Scribus natively has (if I'm right) only the option to fill the frame so
> that the whole picture is visible and part of the frame stays empty.
> There are two scripts that try to solve the problem: Image Wizard and
> Image Wizard Advanced. I select the frame and run the scripts. With
> Image Wizard I press "scale to fill" but what I get is an about 3 times
> larger picture than needed (about 600 %, about 200 % would suffice).
> Image Wizard Advanced, on the other hand, does not respect the original
> image's aspect ratio with the fill command.
> What is the correct way of fitting images into empty frames when the
> frame size is fix? Is manually copying the higher percentage after
> scaling without preserved aspect ratio the only option?
> Thanks and best regards

Here are a couple of directions to look:



Infobox works with a set width, the column width it is told to fit a
frame in. The newer versions of Infobox allow for the insertion of an
image frame. The trick is to use information from the size of the image
to create a frame of the correct relative dimensions, load the image,
and setScaleImagetoFrame.

The other script uses a set size of frame, although scaled to the known
dimensions of the images that are loaded.

When you do this manually, you might load an image, then right-click to
Adjust Image to Frame, then Adjust Frame to Image. If your frame must be
a certain width, make it too long so that it fills the width. Likewise,
if you need a certain height, make it too wide at first.

You can change the setting in Preferences so that images are normally
loaded to be adjusted to frame size (this is under the Tools tab).


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