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#11
MacOS / i'm running OS 10.13.6....
Last post by jasperilla - April 19, 2024, 08:21:05 AM
what version of scribus should i use? thanks so much
#12
Scribus forums / Re: Why are all images and att...
Last post by MrB - April 19, 2024, 07:19:05 AM
No idea..

@a.l.e this one is weird, but there are plenty of posts with images. Any ideas?
#13
Scribus forums / Why are all images and attachm...
Last post by sunmarsh - April 19, 2024, 04:50:45 AM
Especially in the Showcase, it seems very counter-productive to delete things there... that's the whole point of the subforum is to showcase your work.:(  Am I the only one who can't see 90%+ of the images and attachments on this forum? Most of them say 'deleted by admin' or something to that effect.
#14
Beginner Talk / Re: adding pdf's or images to ...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 18, 2024, 05:50:10 PM
seems to be mac os related.
#16
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Best way to use images and...
Last post by a.l.e - April 17, 2024, 04:43:15 PM
you should probably export your images in pdf or svg and import them into scribus as vectors.

then, the pixels won't matter...

and if the svgs/pdfs exported from the cad are "light", then the pdf created by scribus won't probably be too heavy either.
#17
Raster and Vector Graphics / Best way to use images and pho...
Last post by franksbedford - April 17, 2024, 04:22:21 PM
I'm new to Scribus and I'm making a 40-odd page Installation Guide for a physical product. I have lots of graphics created in a CAD system, plus jpgs and photos. I build a draft of the manual using Mac Pages and the file size is huge (you couldn't email it), and if I compress the PDF the images are all very fuzzy.

The manual will be exported to PDF and used digitally only, not printed. It will be downloaded from a website and send via email.

Some basic questions.

1. Should I edit my images outside of Scribus? If yes, how large should they be in pixels? The images are about 3" wide in the document -- it's a two column document.

2. Should I export my CAD files to PDF, jpg, or svg before importing them to the Scribus document? What is best for crisp quality and reasonable file size?

3. What about photos? Is there are a target size that looks good and doesn't make the final PDF huge?

Any tips in general for graphics?

Thanks!
#18
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus cutting my svg gr...
Last post by PatJr - April 17, 2024, 03:43:55 PM
also, version and install method, OS, and how you are importing the graphic
#19
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus cutting my svg gr...
Last post by a.l.e - April 17, 2024, 03:17:44 PM
welcome to scribus,

could you please provide an svg that, when imported, shows the issue and a pdf with the wrong result?
#20
Raster and Vector Graphics / Scribus cutting my svg graphi...
Last post by nkhv - April 17, 2024, 11:05:20 AM
Im fairly new to Scribus and my question might be based on that fact...
When I import a vector graphic it seems that Scribus cuts off a couple of millimeters at the right and at the top of the inserted image. Is there a reason for that and how do i avoid it. Its kind of a dealbreaker.