[Scribus] CMYK image processing (was: Newbie question: blending photos.)

Helmut Wollmersdorfer helmut.wollmersdorfer
Sat Mar 18 10:37:07 CET 2006

Paraplegic Racehorse wrote:
> John R. Culleton wrote:

>>A common task is to fit two photos together and then blend/stitch
>>them together along the boundary. Gimp does this, but Gimp won't
>>work in the CMYK color model.

> Have you tried Krita (part of KOffice, I think)? It has full CMYK, or 
> claims to, and should be able to perform in this role admirably.

No - krita 1.4.2 (KDE 3.5.1, Debian unstable) does not. Only the 
cvs-version maybe does.

| 2005-11-10
| From the promising-but-not-yet-usable-department.

The above sentence says it all.

Next I tried cinepaint 0.20-1 (Debian unstable), which has 
CMYK/ICC-support, but is unusable, crashes, has bad usability, and my 
trials to convert a RGB.jpg into a CMYK.tif resulted in an unreadable file.

Next I did some research on CMYK-support of GIMP.
There is a feature request in the bugtracking of GIMP:
opened  2003-09-30 (!).

There is no visible activity from the GIMP-developers on this problem 
since 2.5 years. I know the more or less (more less;-) usable plug-ins.
Additionally you can find discussions about the ignorance of the 


Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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