[Scribus] Can't get colour management working (was: URGENT)

Craig Ringer craig
Thu Apr 21 05:02:50 CEST 2005

Hi Asif

First, please don't use a subject in all caps, or one that's
uninformative. People are likely to just skip it. A subject such as
"Can't get colour management working" would be much better. Subjects
like "URGENT" and "HELP!!!!!!!!!!" have have an additional problem,
because many people will not be inclined to view your request as urgent
even though, to you, it is. You will get much better results if you just
use a descriptive subject.

Now, on to the question. The profiles must be unpacked and copied into
the profiles directory - Scribus can't just read the zip file from
Adobe. There are many other sources of profiles too, and we can't guess
all possible structures and arrangements. That means the .icc files must
be straight in the profiles directory, eg:

craig at bucket-gui:~$ ls .scribus/profiles
AdobeRGB1998.icc     EuroscaleUncoated.icc       USSheetfedCoated.icc
AppleRGB.icc         JapanColor2001Coated.icc    USSheetfedUncoated.icc
ColorMatchRGB.icc    JapanColor2001Uncoated.icc  USWebCoatedSWOP.icc
EuroscaleCoated.icc  JapanWebCoated.icc          USWebUncoated.icc

Scribus also works quite fine without colour management. If you don't
know you need it, the chances are you won't miss it, and if used
incorrectly it can produce confusing results.

Craig Ringer

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