[scribus-dev] Downloadable colour palettes

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Mon Jun 17 06:13:26 UTC 2013

> Gesendet: Sonntag, 16. Juni 2013 um 10:49 Uhr
> Von: Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au>
> An: scribus-dev at lists.scribus.net
> Betreff: Re: [scribus-dev] Downloadable colour palettes
> On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:30:04 +0200 (CEST)
> "Christoph Schäfer" <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > In a mostly internal discussion, Craig suggested not to expand the
> > number of colour palettes post 1.4.3, as the sheer number could
> > confuse users. He contemplated making additional palettes available
> > for download instead, similar to the hyphenation dictionary choice he
> > has implemented.
> >
> > This sounds like an excellent idea to me, and we could even reduce
> > the number of palettes being shipped with Scribus by default. 
> Couldn't agree more.
> My suggestion would be
> Scribus Basic
> Scribus Splash
> Oxygen
> Tango
> X11
> X11 Grey
> and maybe
> Open SUSE
> Ubuntu CMYK
> Ubuntu RGB

I'm not sure I'd support your choice: Scribus Basic and Scribus Splash, of course, but Scribus Small is also essential. X11 and X11 Grey should be included because so many old online tutorials refer to them (some kind of backward compatibility). But the rest ist project-specific and of limited use outside a project-related publication.

On the other hand, the national standards are all spot colours, which means there are colour references available. Another example is J&S K, which gives Scribus users legal access to the HKS standard colours. HKS is widely used in Western and Central Europe. Moreover, 1.4.3 will provide not only some new colour palettes but also colour tools (in the docs) to create their own colour harmonies (in addition and beyond the Scribus Colour Wheel).


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