[Scribus] Inkscape and Gimp

Marc de Banville marc
Fri Jun 2 19:28:51 CEST 2006


With separate for Gimp 2.0, if you use Image-> separate -> save, you have a 
CMYK TIFF file that imports nice into Scribus. Output to pdf is fine. If you use image -> separate -> to colours you have a layers masked xcf picture where you can change colours. It is not yet anything like a colorspace of its own, but you have some control, and an output function to Scribus that works.


>> Well, Gimp2 with the separate plugin produces quite good CMYK pictures.
>> I previously had to work with Photoshop for CMYK conversion, and now I
>> go directly through Gimp/separate. Do you think this method has drwbacks?
>> I agree with Luois that "ashamed" is not a right term to use talking
>> about open source developpers.
>> Marc


>If you're talking about this plugin 
>http://www.blackfiveservices.co.uk/separate.shtml , well it's not very 
>usable since it doesn't really convert the bitmap into CMYK color space. 
>What it does is converting an RGB bitmap to separate CMYK layers. You cannot 
>use them further (like placing the bitmap into Scribus for further work) and 
>you cannot really have control over the colors. It's then unusable for 
>professional work.

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