[Scribus] CYMK problem

Cor Pernot info
Fri Sep 9 14:00:50 CEST 2005

Christoph, Louis, Peter and Craig,

thank you all for contributing to my knowledge.
I am experimenting, reading and learning (a lot).

It gives me enough material to go to the printershop for further discussion 
with them.


Op woensdag 7 september 2005 21:58, schreef 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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