[scribus] Fit photograph to frame (Christian Mandel)

Fritz Eichelhardt f.eichelhardt at web.de
Tue Nov 24 10:11:08 UTC 2015

your name sounds german.
you can phone me, and we'll make it per phone.

Am 24.11.2015 um 10:52 schrieb scribus-request at lists.scribus.net:
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> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:29:16 +0100
> From: Christian Mandel <c.mandel at gmx.net>
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.info
> Subject: [scribus] Fit photograph to frame
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> 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
> Chris

Fritz Eichelhardt

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