[Scribus] cmyk workflow

avox avox
Mon Feb 5 22:03:48 CET 2007

jon-73 wrote:
> Am 05.02.2007 um 21:07 schrieb Axel Bojer:
>> How? The image is totally flattende and looks quite as it should be,
>> quite the way I made it in Scribus. All my problems would be solved if
>> this file could be made cmyk and still be printed the way this file
>> looks on the screen. No transparency in this file at all, no layers no
>> nothing, just plain png -- made tiff by Gimp. I will try Imagemagick,
>> perhaps that will be a help.
> I don't think so. I am not fully aware of the options within .png 
> format, but
> as scribus is not capable to reduce transparencies the .png will, if it 
> still
> looks right, contain the transparent layers and vectors. So if you 
> render
> the file to plain tiff, as long as gimp is not capable of transforming 
> them,
> which it is not (as others here stated), they will be excluded - and 
> rendered
> to unwanted results.

That's not correct. In fact Scribus *will* flatten transparency when
creating bitmap images from pages. It uses for this the same routines which
are used for drawing on screen (cairo, libart will produce artefacts).

It's just a very crude way to flatten transparency...

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