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#1
Layout Issues / Re: Maximum Image File Size?
Last post by jeannette9728miller - Today at 01:43:26 PM
Scribus might experience performance issues or fail to display very large images due to resource limitations. The specific behavior depends on your system's memory, processing power, and image format.
Resize the image to a smaller dimension while maintaining acceptable quality. Compress the image using lossy compression (JPEG) for photos, or lossless compression (PNG) for graphics, finding the right balance between size and quality. Newer versions of Scribus (e.g., 1.7.x or later) might have improved memory management or support for larger images. However, upgrading might not be an option if you rely on specific features in 1.6.1. While not recommended for most cases, disabling the image cache (Edit -> Preferences -> Display) might free up some memory for handling larger images, but with potential performance trade-offs. If you regularly work with very large images, explore software specifically designed for high-resolution graphics editing, such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo.
#2
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by raydiator - Today at 02:01:35 AM
Thanks. Yes that is how it is meant to look. Now the question still stands as I guess based on feedback that it doesn't support clippath.
The issue I have is I want to be able to do this frequently, so I need to find a way to script this to happen automatically. I don't want to have edit plots every time I need to insert them into document.
#3
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by PatJr - Today at 12:26:24 AM
this was easy to edit in inkscape
is this how it's supposed to look?
#4
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by PatJr - May 27, 2024, 03:42:30 PM
I opened it in inkscape and saved it as a plain svg.
Imported in scribus with File>Import>Get Vector file
it kinda worked. Might take some tweeking to get just right but it did show up.

#5
Raster and Vector Graphics / SVG with clippath
Last post by raydiator - May 27, 2024, 12:39:41 PM
Does Scribus support SVG's with clippath? I have tried to plot a graph from excel or matplotlib but it loads entire path rather than a subsection of it (ie some outside the axis). A sample of svg is below from excel. It renders fine in brower or inkscape as they support clippath but within scribus it makes entire path visible.

Thanks

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#6
General Discussion / Re: Unable to work on older fi...
Last post by Rui! - May 27, 2024, 08:42:30 AM
Thank you all for your help, I solved it in a way that was easier than I expected. I saw someone in another forum suggesting opening the .sla file with a text editor and changing the version, but this on a completely unrelated question, mind, and that's what I did. I have no idea why this works, but it does: the images are there, the text is there, everything is correctly formatted, the color schemes are there, I'm so happy.
#7
Beginner Talk / Re: Page Numbering
Last post by PatJr - May 26, 2024, 02:46:16 PM
it helps sometimes if you have an abbreviated sample file to post up to demonstrate the problems
for this one, it looks like utnik had the best guidance
#8
Beginner Talk / Re: Transparency and proper ex...
Last post by OSDP - May 26, 2024, 12:55:56 PM
Quote from: OSDP on April 11, 2024, 02:47:37 AMI prefer to export cover/poster/work in one image .tiff.

Always ensure with a background color/image. Becouse the .tiff manages transparency.
Or exporting in .jpg / .jpeg : not manages transparency.


https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/file-types/image/comparison/jpeg-vs-tiff.html

The Tag(ged) Image File Format generally abbreviated TIFF is a file format for digital image. Adobe is the custodian and initial owner (via Aldus).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG
#9
Beginner Talk / Re: Page Numbering
Last post by utnik - May 26, 2024, 07:55:35 AM
hi elaphae

Quote from: elaphae on May 26, 2024, 03:30:00 AM...Scribus is not showing me the # when I set page numbering though.
afaik this '#' sign as a placeholder passed a long time ago. scribus shows a real page number, even when editing a master page.

Quote...The pages that I number reset my margin (only) on the right side pages so that the wider margin is on the outside.
looks as if you applied a left master page to right document pages.

QuoteAs a last resort I am consider reinstalling Scribus but don't know if when I do so my existing documents will be removed as well.
you wouldn't loose your documents. but reinstalling scribus won't help either.

utnik
#10
Beginner Talk / Page Numbering
Last post by elaphae - May 26, 2024, 03:30:00 AM
Two thigs:
Win 10 Scribus 1.6.1 novice user although worked with QuarkXPress over a decade and edited magazines and books with it.
I had a tremendous problem with page numbers. Researched posts here and still was not able to fix it. THEN I noticed something that I had not seen mentioned the "Apply Master Page" option when I right click the page. Fixed that. Scribus is not showing me the # when I set page numbering though. I tried resetting shortcuts and restarting both Scribus and the computer with no luck.

Second problem: The document is facing pages and I set my inside (gutter) margins wider than the outside. The pages that I number reset my margin (only) on the right side pages so that the wider margin is on the outside. I double checked that I had not made a mistake in Document Setup and unless I change the Master page to the section with numbers the margins are correct. I am thinking that I am not seeing something that is so basic that it is not mentioned.

As a last resort I am consider reinstalling Scribus but don't know if when I do so my existing documents will be removed as well. I have quite a bit of time and effort invested in another document and would not want to have it evaporate. Any suggestions welcomed.