[Scribus] PDF color shift problem ?

Dwain Alford dwain.alford
Mon Oct 30 08:34:55 CET 2006

On 10/29/06, Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> wrote:
> Dwain Alford wrote:
> > i would like to see a feature added to scribus to allow custom pdf
> > profiling ala adobe acrobat.  if it's there already, i haven't found
> it.  as it
> > stands now, a printer would have to match the output of the scribus pdf
> (unless
> > i'm incorrect).
> I really don't understand what you mean by "custom PDF profiling". If
> you're using profiles appropriate for your printer, then the printer
> just sends the Scribus-generated PDF to the RIP .. that's it. It'll
> either be pre-converted ("Printer" mode CMYK PDF) according to the
> provided colour settings, or it'll be tagged (PDF/X-3 mode) for the
> printer's RIP to do the right conversions internally.
> Scribus DOES support ICC colour management and you can configure it with
> appropriate ICC profiles for your inputs, your monitor, and your target
> device. Is that what you meant?
not exactly.  i had mentioned acrobat (full version).  in distiller you can
set variables like image compression and such.  printers that i have worked
with modify default distiller settings for the equipment and materials they
use.  you can specify at what dpi an image will be reprocessed and to what
final resolution.

there is not much customization in scribus to "match" the customization of
acrobat distiller.  this does not make one or the other worse or better,
it's just an additional feature that would allow finer control between
scribus and a printer who uses distiller and acrobat.
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