[Scribus] Color management when running Scribus on Cygwin

PLinnell mrdocs
Sat Dec 17 00:11:11 CET 2005

On Friday 16 December 2005 22:46, kenquad (sent by Nabble.com) wrote:
> Hi all:
> Sorry to be bothering everyone with so many questions, but the
> forum said "newbies welcome"....  Is there any way to make Scribus
> 1.2.x use color management when running on Win2000 under Cygwin? 
> My "Press-ready" pdfs come out atrociously muddy, the PDF/X-3 tab
> is grayed out, and color options are missing from the dialog.  I
> downloaded the LCMS component of Cygwin per instructions, but it
> didn't seem to make any difference. ???
> Thanks again.
> --
> Sent from the Scribus forum at Nabble.com:
> http://www.nabble.com/Color-management-when-running-Scribus-on-Cygw


First, you should consider joining the mail list directly.

Second, you need good profiles installed and a decent monitor profile 
to make color management  work. Explanations: 

Just installing littlecms and a few profiles is not a magic bullet 
however. It requires some learning how to use CMS correctly.

Knowing from experience the I/O bottlenecks in some parts of 
Cygwin(not Cygwin's fault), I would expect enabling CMS to really 
slow Scribus down in parts.

The Win32 build is progressing - still not enough is finished to 
release yet,  guaranteed it will be a more pleasant experience on 
win32 :-)


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