[Scribus] Color Management on GNU/Linux ? please HELP !
Fri Oct 22 11:18:09 CEST 2004
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Serge Smeesters wrote:
> I'm looking to have the famous Color Management featurs
> but don't find :(
I've just been through this under gentoo. it would be nice if --
particularly for enabling CM -- scribus could be started with a -verbose
flag and have it tell where it is looking, what decisions it makes and
> -> I've installed packages liblcms1 libcms1-dev and libcms-utils
> I've placed in this directory some files I've found
> in a Windows Monitor "Drivers" zip file :
> Also, some other file from
> (is it right ? what's needed ?)
I don't have all these profiles, but after a little playing with a program
called gcms and looking at the ones I do have from this set, it appears
that there are no CMYK profiles listed. Somewhere in the Scribus docs I
have seen 'you need at least 1 RGB and 1 CMYK profile' to see 'Color
Management'. There's a profile set from Adobe with CMYK entries, see the
links page on www.littlecms.com
> An important thing is that I have not find
> any program like qtmonitorprofiler !
on gentoo the package is called lprof, perhaps try that. despite warnings
on the lcms user list, lprof-1.09 source code is still available at
> So, I'm using Scribus on a GNU/Linux system (really, I'm a poor
> man, sorry) and I'm looking for the Scribus "Color Management" because
> for now, colors in PDF for printer export are to light (shift about 8%,
> not only gamma correction kind)...
we are in a similar boat. I think that once you get scribus color
management working, you may remain unhappy until you have a printer
profile (unless you are sending to commercial printer). I created mine
with Argyll and a cheap scanner, but it has been a long process and my
profile is still not working with Scribus for printing.
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