[Scribus] CMYK Handling

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Feb 10 00:07:59 CET 2005

On Thursday 10 February 2005 00:04, David Purton wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:50:40PM +0100, Samudra Reiher wrote:
> > David Purton wrote:
> > >Hang out for a little longer. I'll upload a patch that will let you do
> > >this tonight.
> > >
> > >The CMYK tiff anyway.
> >
> > Good to hear that, I hope your patch will work also under freebsd.
> We shall see. I'm willing to try and fix things if it doesn't.
> You can try it with just solid colour support already:
> http://marshwiggle.net/scribus/
> > >Scribus uses gs to rasterise pdfs to RGB when you include them. This is
> > >non-trivial to change.
> >
> > Yep, i've seen this in sourcecode. If you need some help just ask :-)
> I'm not a core dev, but It would be sensational if placed pdf and eps
> would go through unchanged into pdf export. At present the only
> combination that works is eps in postscript export. I am not a big
> enough guru in pdf to be able to do this. It seems like it would be
> difficult because of font embedding issues, colour models, pdf x/3
> standard, etc. It would seem like you would almost need to be able to
> pass the pdf and reoutput it with any necessary changes. *shrug*
> Although prabably gs could be used to go from pdf to eps and include
> that in the postscript export.

PDF 1.4+ can handle PDF within PDF embedding. Something to come for Scribus.

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