Scribus: Importing Images
Apr 07, 2011, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The previous image shows the comparison between a photo on the
left-hand side, and the same photo traced in vectors on the
right-hand side. In the middle, see how the details of the photo
are made up of square pixels that are sometimes difficult to handle
to get good printing results.
"The first difference is that with photos, you will need to
place them in a frame. There are some tips to automatically add the
frame, but anyway, a frame will be needed. Vector drawings are
imported as shapes and can be manipulated in Scribus like any other
"The second difference is that when working with photos, you
will have to import them within Scribus. The term "import" is
precise here. Most text processors don't import but insert images.
In the case of "insert", the images are definitely stored in your
document. So you can send this document to anyone via e-mail or can
store it on any external storage device without caring about
whether these images will still be present later. Scribus does it
differently: it adds to the frame a reference to the imported
file's own storage position. Scribus will look for the file each
time it needs it, and if the file is not where it should be,
problems may arise. Basically, the steps you go through while
performing a DTP import and while performing a text processor
insert are the same, but the global workflows are different because
the professional needs to which they refer to are different. All
the communication software, layout programs, website building
software, as well as video editing software perform the same steps.
Once you're used to it, it's really handy: it results in lighter
and more adaptable files."