[Scribus] CMYK image processing

Peter Nermander m8130
Wed Mar 22 08:03:32 CET 2006

> > What are the right tools you expect an pixel editor should provide?

> Well, first, I must be able to convert an image to CMYK. In that, I must
> be able to tell Gimp how I want the channels to be separated. I need to
> be able to choose which printing system I will be correcting for
> (SWOP-coated, uncoated; Toyo inks; etc.), specify dot gain, and choose
> which separation type I want to use (UCR or GCR), and specify ink
> limits. The way Photoshop does this is just about perfect.

Excuse a novice here, but is that REALLY a job for a pixel editor? A pixel is a
pixel, you don't have dot gain for a pixel. Dot gain comes in when you rasterize
the pixel. And rasterization is the task for the RIP.


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