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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Reduced DPI issues
« Last post by Nermander on September 20, 2017, 08:09:04 pm »
DPI does not "exist", is computed from the number of pixels and the printed size of the image.

You image is 3000x3000 pixels. It will only become 300 DPI if printed as 10x10 inches.

If you print it at 5x5 inches it will become 600 DPI and if you print it at 20x20 inches it will become 150 DPI.

What puzzles me here is that Scribus reports the image as 117 DPI when it is in a frame that (as far as I understand) is smaller than 10x10 inches (since the document is just 5x7).

Can you explain how you import the image into Scribus? Because the numbers don't look correct, so I suspect you are doing something strange here.
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Reduced DPI issues
« Last post by Taartsel on September 20, 2017, 07:52:13 pm »
Hi! So far I couldn't find anyone with this specific problem, so I was hoping someone could help me out. Maybe I'm just missing something, but here's the problem:
I have an image (or several actually) of 300dpi, 3000x3000px large. It's a .tif file. Whenever I check it with Windows image properties or the Linux equivalent of image properties, it says it's indeed 300dpi and 3000x3000px large. But whenever I import it into Scribus, it tells me the image is 72dpi, even though it's placed in a invitation sized (5" x 7" inch) document. When I do a preflight when exporting to PDF it tells me the image is 117dpi (probably because it imported as 72dpi and I resized it significantly smaller in the design).
When I try the same thing in Adobe Indesign (5" x 7" inch, 300dpi document, same image file imported), it loads just fine as a 300dpi image like it was meant to. What is going wrong in this process that results in this loss of dpi? I can't seem to figure it out.

Does anyone have a clue?
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by GarryP on September 20, 2017, 05:31:03 pm »
I completely understand why some level of oversight is needed. The example you gave about changing links to point to malware is absolutely something that should be watched for. The same goes for people adding malicious javascript to the pages. And the list goes on.

I wasn't trying to say that the site should be completely and freely editable by anyone. That would be a terrible way to do things. What I was trying to say is that using GitHub (or something similar) would allow anyone to be able to make changes to their own copy of the site and then put in a pull request to get those changes made to the site itself. The pull request would have to be checked by someone of course but the whole process would be opened up to anyone who wanted to give it a try rather than the current process where only a very small group of people (or just one individual?) has access to potentially make changes to the site.

Letting people collaborate on changes that can be later incorporated into the site makes it easier for people to get involved. Their changes might not "make the cut" for whatever reason but at least they can have a go.

Personally - if the proposed site does eventually go ahead - I would like to see more areas being created. For example, I would like to see a new "Build and Installation" area that tells people how to get Scribus up-and-running. This will be easier to keep up-to-date if it wasn't "stuck" in a wiki where you have to get special access before you even start looking at changes. I would also like to see a new "Tutorials" section where people can learn to use Scribus by doing, rather than having bits and pieces of documentation all over the place.

Basically I would like the new sections to replace the wiki completely. It has done its job - up to a point - but it's time for it to go now. Putting these new sections into a site where change management was done via something like GitHub would make it a lot easier for people to make new content and maintain it.

It would be great if all of the Scribus documentation and information could be accessible from one place rather than from distributed wikis, forums and other places. And putting it all in somewhere like GitHub would enable that to happen much more quickly.

I may have been over-reacting to your use of the words "proposal" and "managed". I have worked in places where more work is put into a proposal than is actually needed to get the job done and where management of something can mean a drawn out process that takes longer, and way more people, than just doing the thing in the first place. Yes there have to be procedures in place but sometimes the procedures can become more important than just getting stuff done.

Anyway, I think we're both saying the same things but from slightly different perspectives:
* The site should allow people to get involved easily but there should be controls in place to stop malicious acts;
* The site should allow quick updates to be made while "something" ensures that those updates are correct and reasonable;
* The site can only be productive if a large number of people have the ability - not necessarily access - to make changes.

I don't think any of this is unreasonable and I think it can all be achieved with GitHub. (I am not being sponsored by GitHub. Other development platforms are available.)
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by a.l.e on September 20, 2017, 03:58:04 pm »
hi garry

i completely agree that just trusting the people on the feeling is probably enough.
but in the case of scribus i don't see it as a successful path when proposing a new website.


i see at least three reasons for having a defined (it does not have to be complex!) editorial workflow that does not rely on a case by case process:

- currently the website is managed in the way you're suggesting and it does not work.
  i fear that if we leave the process as it is now, the website will quickly become outdated in many places.

- the current content is perfect for a prototype.
  imo, there are a few sections that need to be filled...
  and we want to keep the pages somehow up to date and provide relevant
  information to the current situation.
  we need new people to get involved to help out!
  we often have people that show up and are ready to make a bigger effort for a short time:
  how can we get them to be productive?
  the current process only integrates (if ever) people that have been sticking around for a long time...
  mostly just before they completely leave the scribus process.

- of course, most people won't be doing anything unreasonable.
  but we are talking about perfectly unknown people who came from the deep internet...
  and it's about avoiding that people with "criminal intents" can sneak in and change the download links to point to malware...
  some pages should only be accessible to the team... really.
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by GarryP on September 20, 2017, 02:30:37 pm »
The content is already in GitHub which has all kinds of management stuff. Is anything more needed?

Or, to put it another way, are there really so many people that will be wanting to modify the site so frequently that extra management is needed?

The existing site only changes once every few months - probably less often - and I can't see a new site being updated on anything like a regular basis so why add an extra level of complication?

I think this can be handled much more casually, and if problems do arise then they can be addressed when they happen.

If you want a vibrant site that's full of interesting new things then the worst thing you can do is put it totally under the control of a few people who want everything done their way and take forever to "approve" things.

I understand the need for some level of editorial oversight but I really don't think most people making changes will be doing anything unreasonable.

I'm probably missing some technical issues - like getting the site updated automatically from the repo - but I would hope they can be handled reasonably easily.

Just out of interest, what kind of feedback did the person on IRC give about the proposed site?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by GarryP on September 20, 2017, 11:53:06 am »
Trying to use Scribus to add page transitions to a PDF sounds like you're trying to knock a square peg into a round hole.
I would recommend thinking about what you have and what you want from the ground up instead.

Think about issues such as:
* Why do you want page transitions? What are they adding?
* Where does the PDF come from? What generates the thing you are trying to change?
* Where does the original information come from? What options does this have for output?
* What is your target readership? What do they need/want from the information?
* Overall, is an "animated" PDF really the best way to get your message across?

If you really need to do what you're doing then you can probably add an image frame to each Scribus page and import the PDF into each frame selecting the correct PDF page in each image frame in 1.4.6 - without needing 1.5.x - but I really think you should be taking the time to figure out what the best solution will be instead of trying to force things.

You might not have any control over what's happening and this could be your only solution, but often there's a better way.
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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by a.l.e on September 20, 2017, 11:09:15 am »
a user showed up in irc and was complaining about the present scribus website.

during the discussion i've referred him/her to this forum discussion and proposal.

there is one thing that i wrote in irc, that i'd like to share here too:

in my eyes, the next step should be to make a proposal about how the content will be managed.

it should be easier for new contributors to jump on the wagon and start publishing on the website. but the "editors" should have tools to ensure the overall quality of the site.

i'm pretty sure that wordpress has plugins for ensuring good workflows!
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Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by GregM on September 19, 2017, 09:40:30 pm »
OKAY - Thanks - I will give these a try and report back. I have been using GIMP and other varieties, so I'll try the GIMP scrub.
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Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 08:42:18 pm »
oh!

the scary white top left corner!

that could really be!
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User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by PeterBenedek on September 19, 2017, 08:34:47 pm »
Hi Martin!

This is great project. I congratulate you.

I'm really looking forward.

May the Force be with you!    ;D

regards

Peter (and the whole Hungarian Scribus team)
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