[Scribus] Inkscape and Gimp

Gerhard Gaussling ggnewsletter
Sat Jun 3 15:31:13 CEST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2006 21:26 schrieb momo:
> I agree with that, CMYK should be a priority when speaking of
> prepress. GIMP or Inkscape are almost unusable for prepress until
> today since they don't work with CMYK. In Inkscape the CMYK color
> model support is planned for a future release (SVG 1.2 specification
> i think...).
> GIMP developers should be ashamed because they focused on
> "interesting" and "funny" functions rather than developing the
> functionallity needed for professional work.

What's about PDF/X-3, which could be fine for printing, also if the
embedded images are all in icc profiled RGB, as suggested by the
eci.org [1] ?

Let the printshops RIP doing the separation. Ok, that's often rejected
by printshops in the USA, but it gets very common in northern Europe,

Also, there is active (somewhat slow and intransparent) developement 
 in GEGL [2] the new rendering engine for GIMP 2.6 - 3.0. And Sven
 Neumann stated, that he and the devels will do some effort to improve
 the colormanagement capabilities of theGIMP 2.4 and the CMYK
 capabilities with implementation of Alistair M. Robinson's CMYK
 seperate Plugin into the tiff-output-plugin.

"Color management is supposed to be improved for the 2.4 release and I
also plan to include the functionality provided by the Separate
plug-in in the standard TIFF plug-in. That will give you the
possibility to create CMYK files but you still won't be able to edit
images in CMYK mode." Sven Neumann

Also there is a bunch of software patents that hinders the developement


Gerhard Gau?ling

[1] http://www.eci.org/eci/en/032_pdfx3.php
14. Who?s taking PDF/X-3? page 7 (9 of 24)
[2] http://www.gegl.org/faq.html
evel---A [3]

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