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hi dana

go to 'preferences' → 'tools' → 'image frame properties' (the second icon) – with 'free scaling' and '100%' for both directions you'll get images scaled to the ppi value written in the image file.
depending on the origin of your images, this may sometimes be what you expect – at least it's what you're asking for…


I'm new to Scribus, so apologies if this has been asked before. Is it possible to import images into Scribus so that they maintain their original dimensions? Right now they seem to resize themselves to whatever size frame I have created.

Beginner Talk / Re: Changing orientation of page
« Last post by GarryP on February 15, 2018, 04:07:13 pm »
It's important to note here that changing the orientation of the pages or changing the page sizes will not change the locations of the items on the pages. It's not like a responsive web page where everything automatically moves around to cope.

You will have to manually modify the layout of every page to cope with the new orientation/sizes.
This is why it is very important to make sure you have the right page size and orientation at the start.
Beginner Talk / Re: Changing orientation of page
« Last post by utnik on February 15, 2018, 12:56:31 pm »
hi whyz

as long as you don't check any of the two boes i mentioned in my first post, your change to landscape will only affect new master pages (and document pages which are based on those new master pages).
a scribus document can contain a mix of different page formats. that's why you need to tell scribus to apply your changes to the existing document pages or to all master pages or to both of them.

Beginner Talk / Re: Changing orientation of page
« Last post by WHYz on February 15, 2018, 12:18:29 pm »
I'm not sure what you mean by "what parts" I want to change the orientation of. I want the entire document in landscape. Being in a hurry (as I tend to be sometimes), I just started over and made a new document. In fact, I thought I had deleted this post since the question was moot as soon as I made a new one. But since it IS still here, can someone figure why that happened? (I actually figure it was a hiccup from Scribus since it sometimes closes in the midst of my doing something in there.)  :)
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: scribus vs inkscape
« Last post by GarryP on February 15, 2018, 10:57:43 am »
Just to add my two-penneth to the discussion: I've used Scribus to create quite a bit of vector artwork - see the Showcase section of this forum for some examples - but I wouldn't recommend using it to create anything of a non-trivial nature. While it is possible to create vector artwork in Scribus, and the tools available are - to differing extents - quite sophisticated, the process can be a bit of a chore.

Scribus lacks many tools and options that make creating vector artwork a pleasurable experience. For instance, snapping is very limited compared to other software - Inkscape included - and the way Scribus manages colours can make the creative process a much longer drawn-out affair than it could otherwise be.

Think of the two applications being used by two different people: Inkscape for the graphic artist; Scribus for the layout guy. The Scribus vector tools are more for tweaking the artwork than creating it. Ask utnik said above, Scribus isn't a vector tool. It has some vector editing capabilities but they are very limited compared to other software. To try and put this another way: GIMP has text editing facilities but you wouldn't normally use it as a document layout tool (although I have heard about some people doing so). Use the right software for the job and things will be easier.

If you have the opportunity to learn how to use both Scribus and Inkscape then that's what I would recommend. Draw vector artwork in Inkscape and import it into Scribus for layout. If you can only learn Scribus then be prepared to do a lot more work to get what you want. Learning two applications takes more time than only learning one but you'll be making things easier for yourself in the long-run.

NOTE: Scribus can't properly render everything that Inkscape can produce, such as transparencies. Make sure you import your Inkscape work into a blank Scribus document every now and again just to make sure it will be handled properly.
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: scribus vs inkscape
« Last post by utnik on February 15, 2018, 09:24:52 am »
hi guillaume

it's a good thing, that the vector drawing and editing tools of 'inkscape' are completely different from the vector tools of 'scribus'.
here the difference should be a good reason to dowmload 'inkscape', as the vector editing abilities of 'scribus' are more or less crippled.

if you do a lot of vector work, you'll need a vector tool (which scribus isn't…)

Vector graphics and postscript / Re: scribus vs inkscape
« Last post by Guillaume on February 15, 2018, 02:30:00 am »
Yes, both programs do vectors and shapes, but do they behave in a similar way to draw?
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: scribus vs inkscape
« Last post by a.l.e on February 14, 2018, 10:45:10 am »
from my point of view: no they're not similar.

except, at least partially, for the typical system related shortcuts mentioned by mnwij.

this is valid for the four free software four graphics i'm mainly using (scribus, gimp, inkscape, mypaint).

personally, i consider the two (three) programs to behave (and look) different enough that switching the context is easy enough... except for a few specific shortcut where it's a bit of a pain.

anyway, most of the time i don't use the same features (in the same way) in the different programs... and for some of the features i always use the keyboard in scribus, i tend to use the mouse in inkscape...

my hint? learn different programs for different goals, with different muscle memory...

(the most painful ones that come to mind: M, F1 and ESC to get into "move" mode... or the smaller movements for shapes (ctrl? shift? alt?).

(a convergence between the three programs would be very welcome... but it's not enough to have the same shortcuts, first they need to behave and feel the same!)
PDF Generation / Re: creating pdf with security
« Last post by jghali on February 14, 2018, 10:11:46 am »

I committed a fix for your issue yesterday in both 1.4.x and 1.5.x branches. The reason for your issue was tough to find. At this moment I can not provide you new snapshots for testing unfortunately, Sourceforge upload servers are currently down.

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