[Scribus] CMYK image processing (was: Newbie question: blending photos.)
Sat Mar 18 20:37:53 CET 2006
Am 18.03.06, 22:57 +0800 schrieb Craig Ringer:
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:37:07AM +0100, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> > http://www.valdyas.org/fading/index.cgi/hacking/krita
> > | 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:
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123598
> > 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
> > GIMP-developers.
> Ignorance is relative. It's true that some GIMP folks haven't recognised
> the need for CMYK etc, but others certainly do, and I think
> understanding is growing (of course, CMYK is becoming less important at
> the same time due to better colour management and so on - they make the
> IMO valid point that really CMYK should be the RIPs problem).
So there is no longer a need to separate in Scribus to Cmyk?
(of course a ironical question, but be curious about the answere)
> At LGM yesterday a working version of GEGL, then "next-generation"
> 16-bit capable, CMYK-capable, colour-management supporting GIMP image
> processing engine was demonstrated. It's veen vapourware for a long time
> but looks like it's been turned into a real working library, albeit not
> yet a fully finished and stable one.
> Things may be looking up in that department.
> Craig Ringer
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