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0003561ScribusImport / Exportpublic2006-05-09 19:55
Reporterwdobler Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformanyOSanyOS Versionany
Product Version1.3 
Summary0003561: Default settings for image export should be more flexible
DescriptionIf I export a document with a few JPEG images to PDF and click `Resample images', the default settings for compression are `Compression Method: Automatic' and `Compression Quality: Maximum'.

The tooltip for `Automatic' tells me quite convincingly that Scribus knows what is good for me. But it doesn't, because as soon as I resample, the compression is lossless and so the resulting PDF file gets huge.

For web-oriented PDF, good defaults would be `Compression Method: Lossy - JPEG' and probably `Quality: High'.

To distinguish this from the maximum-quality settings desirable for print-oriented PDF, I see two options:
(a) change the defaults as soon as resampling is activated (which you would not normally do for print-shop PDF).
(b) add a radio-button or menu list where the user can choose between `web-oriented (compact)' and `print-oriented (best quality)' settings. If you go for `web-oriented', the compression method and quality get set to the defaults given above.
Steps To Reproduce1. Create a Scribus document and insert an image.
2. Export to PDF, choosing the `Resmaple images' option.
3. Extract image from resulting PDF file using
     pdfimages -j file.pdf img
    You will find that the image file gets the extension .ppm, which indicates it was included with lossless compression (desired outcome: img*.jpg with much smaller file size than img*.ppm).
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related to 0002745 new PDF Export: Image resampling needs more control over when to resample 
related to 0002486 closed Change meaning of "Quality" in PDF Export 
related to 0003697 closedcbradney PDF-Export / General / GroupBox "Image Compression method" 
related to 0003696 closedplinnell Tooltip PDF-Export / General / Compression Method: Remove confusing info from tooltip 
related to 0005533 closed Exported PDF with resample option... bigger 
child of 0001554 acknowledged PDF Creation - image downsampling philosophy 


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-04-05 08:24 wdobler New Issue
2006-04-14 20:17 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002745
2006-04-20 20:03 mhanski Severity minor => feature
2006-04-20 20:03 mhanski OS Linux => any
2006-04-20 20:03 mhanski OS Version Gentoo 2005.0 => any
2006-04-20 20:03 mhanski Platform x86 => any
2006-04-20 20:03 mhanski Product Version 1.3.4cvs => 1.3
2006-04-20 21:33 mhanski Relationship added related to 0001554
2006-04-21 13:49 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002486
2006-04-27 20:58 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003697
2006-04-27 21:11 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003696
2006-05-09 19:51 mhanski Status new => feedback
2006-05-09 19:55 plinnell Relationship replaced child of 0001554
2007-04-06 22:39 mhanski Relationship added related to 0005533