[Scribus] CYMK problem

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b
Wed Sep 7 22:32:18 CEST 2005

Try CinePaint <www.cinepaint.org> for Cmyk support in an pixel editor. 
Supported are 8 and 16-bit TIFFs.

Here is a tutorial how it works:
und in deutsch:

Kai-Uwe Behrmann
                                + development for color management 
                                + imaging / panoramas
                                + email: ku.b at gmx.de
                                + http://www.behrmann.name

Am 07.09.05, 21:58 +0200 schrieb Christoph Sch?fer:

> Hi Cor,
> > Hi Christoph and Louis
> > 
> > I was confused too, so I spoke again with people in the printshop. Why
> > does my pdf not print well? (yes Christoph, I had used 'printer' in the
> > pdf color settings). They told me that if they would do the job,  they
> > would first 'translate' a jpg file to contain CYMK information (with
> > photoshop they said). This jpg file would go into Xpress and a good pdf
> > is the result. Sorry for my somewhat criptic last part in the first
> > e-mail.
> > I do not understand why they to this separate translation. Does Xpress
> > not create a pdf with colors in the CYMK colorspace?
> From what you wrote, it seems to me they want a CMYK colour profile embedded
> in the file. You can do this in scribus in the properties palette, provided
> you have such a profile. If you don't need brilliant colours, you can also try
> sRGB, which normally translates easily to CMYK. It's not what I would
> recommend generally, but just in case ...
> > So I am looking how to translate (RGB)?- jpg (stemming from a scanned
> > photograph) to CYMK-jpg. I understand that it should go well with the
> > 'printer' button in the pdf color settings.
> Yes, it should ;)
> > I will experiment with the tiff format (from GIMP) and the possibility I
> > saw in Photoshop to choose for CYMK there
> In current GIMP, you can't work in the CMYK colour space, neither can you
> apply any profiles. These features will be available in the next version
> (2.4). But if you don't need to edit your file, scribus is your friend. You
> can attach a profile to the image, do the gamut check and let scribus do the
> conversion when exporting to PDF.
> groeten,
> Christoph

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