[scribus] Fit photograph to frame (Christian Mandel)

Christian Mandel c.mandel at gmx.net
Tue Nov 24 10:44:11 UTC 2015

Am 24.11.2015 um 11:11 schrieb Fritz Eichelhardt:
> @christian:
> your name sounds german.
> you can phone me, and we'll make it per phone.
> 01573-9624314

Thanks, Fritz, for your offer, but I prefer answers to the list so that 
others that have the same problem/question will profit as well. It would 
be very kind if you could share your expertise on the list :-)

Best regards


> Am 24.11.2015 um 10:52 schrieb scribus-request at lists.scribus.net:
>> Message: 1
>> 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
>> Message-ID: <n2vbcb$ceh$1 at ger.gmane.org>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>> 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

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