Last post by Bill-in-Ky - November 16, 2023, 04:50:03 PM
I tried again to reload a photo on page 22, and this time succeeded. Then I tried to convert to PDF. Again, it found a Tiff photo, on page 25. Evidently I got a few Tiff photos mixed in. PDF conversion stops when it gets to one, even though my whole first print book had all Tiff photos. Now, in this 2nd print book, almost all photos are Jpeg, but PDF conversion stops when it finds a Tiff photo. Makes no sense. I tried to change the photo on page 25 but can't do it. The X in the image box disappears. Info shows that a photo is there, but it is invisible if it is. Can't see it. I loaded the Tiff version of that photo for page 25 in Photoshop Elements and re-saved it, with a slightly different file name. I tried to load that one in the manuscript, but it too won't work. Scribus is screwy and I cannot recommend it. It's a wonder that I got the first print book done, and converted to PDF. I can't get this second one published if I can't convert it to PDF and upload it to the publisher. I can't get past page 177, but I could cut it short, delete a few pages, and end the book at the end of a previous part. I'm doing a series of books about my hiking experiences, so I could cut this one a little short and continue in the next book. I guess I'm not going to be able to use Scribus.
Last post by Bill-in-Ky - November 16, 2023, 04:10:27 PM
I didn't answer some questions about file size. My jpeg images are around 500 kb or more, even for horizontal images. Some are lower. They have to be 300 ppi. Verticals are around 800 kb, some I checked are at or over 1 meg. It all varies according to photo content.
The first print book I did with Scribus, 158 pages, has a Scribus file size of 1206 kb. The PDF version, with Tiff photos embedded, is 494 megs. I tried to save my current book I'm working on, at 177 pgs now, as a PDF to see how big that file size is. Can't complete it. One of the photos, on page 22, is a Tiff version. I selected the wrong one, not the one I changed to Jpeg. PDF conversion would not continue. I tried to change the photo on page 22, but got the same result I got on page 178. The X disappeared and I could not load a photo. I tried twice, and it failed. Even on an early page, I can't insert a photo, now. Makes no sense.
When this all started, my first idea was to go backward and change photos from Tiff to Jpeg, at least for some pages, to see how that worked out. I thought computer memory was the problem. I changed one or two photos, then ran into that problem of not loading photos. Gave up on that and started over on the book. I changed photos to Jpeg, then started putting the book together again. Worked ok until I got to page 178.
Last post by Bill-in-Ky - November 16, 2023, 02:47:50 PM
Here is a shorter version of what I typed this morning.
I opened my book in Scribus, to page 177, the last one. I was mistaken about 175. I forgot to mention last night that almost all the pages have one or two photos. Only a few are all text. I was able to load two photos on page 178, but when doing the second caption box, Scribus crashed. I cleared the page and started again, but had trouble. Closed Scribus then opened the manuscript again. Was able to load one photo on page 178, but then had trouble again. I also had Open Office open with the eBook version of this book, and that is not a problem, I think. I can open a photo in Photoshop Elements, even though it won't load in Scribus. Attached is a screenshot showing what happens sometimes when I try to "get image" on page 178. The X disappears. Anyway, Scribus works fairly well until I get way up in page number, although it will crash any time if I click in the wrong place. I've had that happen numerous times. I just reopen the book manuscript.
Last post by Bill-in-Ky - November 16, 2023, 03:20:27 AM
I already created a print book with Scribus; 158 pages. I had photos in Tiff format. Then I worked on a second book, also with photos in Tiff format. Got to page 175 and could go no further. It would not load a photo after page 175. I then started over and changed all photos to jpeg format. Got to page 175 and then was blocked again. The big X in the image box changes to read and the file name of the photo is shown across it. Looking at "info", it says "missing", after the other wording. The photo is not missing. I can try other photos, and they will not load. Sometimes, instead of the big X changing to red, it disappears.
I opened a new one page Scribus document, and loaded two photos on it. Worked for that. Seems to me that Scribus will not go past 175 pages. This happened on my laptop which I was using. I then tried it on a desktop computer with a lot more memory. Same problem. Would not load a photo after page 175. Bought a higher capacity memory card for my laptop, then switched back to it, after re-doing most of the book with jpeg images. Got to pg 175 and was stymied. Is there a limit?