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How to keep image size manageable whilst maintaining appropriate resolution

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toyotadesigner:
Just use the resolution settings for PDF export as shown below:



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Ronald:
@toyotadesigner, thank you for your reply and clear screenshot to indicate visually what you mean. My reply took some time since I was encountering some IT issues which took time to resolve.

The option you listed automatically reduces the resolution of any image related to the size you chose the image to be in your text? The trouble I experienced before was that an image I imported was for example twice the size of an A4 page, when resizing it to for example 1/4th of an A4 page still the original file size is kept. I also experienced that due to this size my computer froze up and had to split up the document into several parts to avoid computer crashes. Your option to determine the resolution upon export may aid in keeping the size of the export manage-able, but doesn't avoid the initial issue of the file size causing the computer to freeze.

toyotadesigner:

--- Quote from: Ronald on May 31, 2022, 03:50:34 pm ---The option you listed automatically reduces the resolution of any image related to the size you chose the image to be in your text?

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Yes, when you generate the PDF, the image size will be reduced to the actual size @ 300 dpi.


--- Quote ---The trouble I experienced before was that an image I imported was for example twice the size of an A4 page, when resizing it to for example 1/4th of an A4 page still the original file size is kept. I also experienced that due to this size my computer froze up and had to split up the document into several parts to avoid computer crashes. Your option to determine the resolution upon export may aid in keeping the size of the export manage-able, but doesn't avoid the initial issue of the file size causing the computer to freeze.

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If you don't have sufficient RAM on your system, just scale down the image(s) to i.e. 25% of the original size before you import them into your document. If they should be too small for printing, Scribus will show an alert before it generates the PDF. In addition, you will see the character »I« in the lower right corner of your image, which means that either the resolution or the fitting to the image frame are not met.

Use the »Preflight Verifier« to check your document:



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Ronald:
Thx again "toyotadesigner". As said the question may seem very trivial to the majority of users, for me it has been a blocking matter. Your responses will most probably help me, thx for your knowledge sharing!

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