[Scribus] Does Scribus produce CMYK images in a PDF if The Gimp was used to create them?

Greg Hill bettyandgreg
Mon Oct 9 14:35:35 CEST 2006

I think you should be OK with this. I work at a daily newspaper and
frequently have produced pdf files from Scribus. They do separate OK
into the proper CMYK channels if, when making the pdf, you indicate in
the dialogue box that the file is to be created for "printer", and not
for Screen or Web.
My files have used photos produced in the Gimp in RGB and Scribus seems
to do the conversion. That's been my experience anyway. Maybe someone
else has some input.
BTW - it's a good idea to enable color management anyway, just to be on
the safe side. Not sure if it really necessary, but I always use it.

On Mon, 2006-09-10 at 13:15 +0100, Julian Robbins wrote:
> Hi
> I didnt get an answer to my question (below) a few days ago - (I think 
> it got missed in the deluge of messages on this list ;-) . I just 
> wondered if anyone could help?
> Many, many thanks
> Julian
> I need to send a CMYK PDF to a printers for an advert. Now I'm sure that
> the PDF Scribus produces will be CMYK, but if I use the Gimp to create
> the images in the first place, ie RGB, and import them, will the
> resulting output PDF have CMYK images or not?
> If I produce vector work from Inkscape and import as a SVG, I think that
> produces CMYK images. Is this correct ?
> I had a look but couldn't find these notes in the docs or the wiki.
> I wont be using ICC profiles, as colour management is not so much of a
> concern...
> I'm using Scribus and Inkscape 0.44, gimp 2.2.11

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