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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by GarryP on June 05, 2017, 10:53:11 am »
utnik, yeah, sorry about mixing up DPI and PPI.

Once I start using one of them I tend to keep using it without noticing, even if it's the wrong one. Hardly any of my output gets printed so there's no practical difference for me.

Maybe "very" specialised was too strong a phrase but I don't think many Scribus users will be printing real black and white. "Fairly specialised" might be more accurate.

The gist of what I was trying to say is that the "average" Scribus user - whatever one of those is - won't have any need for a PPI higher than 300.

I think it's reasonable to say that, with some exceptions:
* if someone is printing something on a normal home/office printer then 300PPI will usually be good enough;
* if someone is getting something printed at a print shop - or similar establishment - then they should ask the print shop what is best.

mwatkins, glad I could help.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Arrange Pages layout page icons are generic
« Last post by GarryP on June 05, 2017, 10:17:10 am »
You're welcome Don.

The view menu only has limited zoom options but Scribus allows any zoom you want.

Look at the icons at the bottom of the main window. The magnifying glasses give you zoom by 0.5x and 2x current zoom value - CTRL+mouse-wheel allows that same thing - and you can use the text box to their left to give a precise zoom value.

Is that good enough for what you need?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Arrange Pages layout page icons are generic
« Last post by fulldec on June 05, 2017, 01:50:34 am »
Thanks, Garry for the welcome and the response.

The Arrange Pages function will allow me to drag and drop pages and I do see that clicking on a page in the AP window will show that page in the main screen. Unfortunately, I can only manage to zoom out 50%  in main screen, so I only see 2 pages over in that window and then I still cannot see the pages in area I want to move it to.

Anyone know how to display a bunch of thumbnail size page images in the main screen?

Is there a way to know what functions are being developed in upcoming versions? I don't have good luck with exploring development versions.
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User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by MrB on June 05, 2017, 01:19:43 am »
I just built the latest indigo..
- something's funny with the icons.. always very light, to the point of being unusable.
- I don't like how the properties palette becomes empty when no item is selected, although I understand why in context.

Other than that its a good thing so far.

I haven't read the code much yet so I don't know if the base changes are what we would want with the newer "broken up" palette thoughts.
The idea of splitting the palettes up more, eg so XYZ (with some others perhaps like rotation) would be more flexible and get around the issue of not having palettes making sense (ie like the PP being blank right now per the above)

What about the limited docking options in current Qt?
Would we need our own docking container that docks into the current Qt areas and then our palettes dock within that? I guess thats not unlike what is done now in indigo but also would cover the horizontal option where multiple small palettes can fit together.


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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by mwatkins on June 04, 2017, 08:51:06 pm »
Thanks Garry P, that was exactly what was needed. I've started resizing my images in GIMP (changing resolution to 300dpi first), and everything's looking great in the PDFs I'm exporting now.

all best wishes,
MW
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Beginner Talk / Re: Entering/Editing Text in the Frame
« Last post by mikolaskova on June 04, 2017, 08:23:55 pm »
Hi,

is there still no way to  select text across two linked text frames?

The postings are quite old, but I did't find out this in 1.5.4.svn...

Best regards,

Adriana
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by utnik on June 04, 2017, 08:22:26 pm »

Anything higher than 300DPI is pointless for anything other than very specialised print jobs.

well, there are reasons to save in resolutions up to something like 600 ppi (i prefere the correct term…)
i.e. with real black and white graphics (not grayscale) you'll see an improvement of the quality level from 300 to 600 ppi – but not on the output of a standard office printer… (this might be one of the mentioned 'very specialised print jobs‘…)

utnik
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Beginner Talk / [1.5.3] Keep with next paragraph doesn't work as expected
« Last post by SirPL on June 04, 2017, 06:13:11 pm »
Hi guys!

I started playing with the newest Scribus 1.5.3 and I found a wired behaviour. I'm not sure if it's a bug or I made wrong assumptions.
I created a few paragraph styles - some of them with 'Keep with next paragraph' option ticked. But, unfortunetely, one of the paragraphs left on an other page than the rest of content.

I attached the file with the problem. The 'LECTIO SECUNDA' at the end of the first page has a style with 'Keep with next paragraph' option selected. Could someone more experienced check why it wasn't moved to another page?

Thank you in advance.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Move Objects in Preview Mode
« Last post by mikolaskova on June 04, 2017, 04:31:24 pm »
thank you.  I was working with scribus with other teachers of arts last week- they were happy with scribus in general, there were only about few issues, they really kept missing and this was one of them...
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by GarryP on June 04, 2017, 03:14:41 pm »
The resolution in GIMP - which is what is saved in the image file - is nothing more than a "serving suggestion". Scribus uses it when the image is first placed in a frame but after that it can be ignored as the only things that matter from then on are the pixel-size of the image and the size of the frame.

A 382 x 187pt frame is 5.3 x 2.6in.
A 5808 x 2880 pixel image, of 600DPI at 100%, will cover an area of 9.68 x 4.8in.
Proportionally shrinking this image into the 382 x 187pt frame gives an image of approx. 1108DPI.
This is way too high and is probably why you're getting strange results, unless you're using something like the printer mentioned here: http://www.nature.com/news/colour-printing-reaches-its-ultimate-resolution-1.11159

Anything higher than 300DPI is pointless for anything other than very specialised print jobs. Resizing/scaling and cropping the image manually is the best way to get the best results.

Work out what size frame you have and then rescale the image to fit the frame.

In GIMP, get to menu "Image -> Scale Image", then set the resolution you want (before anything else), then set the size (you can change the UOM), then OK the dialog and save the new copy of the image (keeping the old version in case you need it later). You might need to crop the image slightly if the frame and image aren't the same proportions but you can just use menu "Image -> Canvas Size" to sort this out.
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