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

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Thu Apr 21 05:24:38 CEST 2005

>Hi Craig
>Thanks for the input.  I understand but was (and am) too frustrated to
>think about the subject heading.  I just copied the files I extracted
>from profiles.zip into the .scribus/profiles directory (which is a
>hidden directory in my home directory).  However, I still don't see
>any color management options.

Once you have *both* an RGB profile and a CMYK profile in the profile 
directory, go to Settings > Color Management and check the Activate 
Color Management check box in that dialog. Only then will Color 
Management be available in your printing options and in PDF export 



>What do I do now?  I want to use the color management and actually see
>the print quality.
>Best regards
>On 4/21/05, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> wrote:
>>  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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