[Scribus] Black becomes lighter when exported to PDF
Wed Jul 11 10:28:46 CEST 2007
Marcin Szafran <jm_sz at ...> writes:
> Wiadomosc napisana przez John Brown, 10.07.2007 3:57, zawierala m.in.
> takie slowa:
> > Hello All,
> > I am using version 126.96.36.199 n Windows XP.
> > I created an empty black text frame, and used it as the background to a
> > white (or transparent) text frame containing white text ...When I
> > exported to PDF, the black background was not quite black.
> > It was a very dark gray.
> > It looks black in Scribus, but not in the PDF (Acrobat Reader 8.0, also
> > in KPDF on kubuntu 7.04)...
While fixing the problem, I realized that it was not black in Scribus
either. Sorry about that.
> > How can I fix this?
> check your colour profiles - specially for printer (in most such cases
> that is the reason). turn it off and try to create pdf.
I looked in File -> Preferences -> Color Management. "Activate Color
Management" is not selected.
> also check if
> your black is cmyk black (c0 m0 y0 k100) and not rgb.
I duplicated Black, and saw that its properties were as you described.
However, the problem was fixed when I:
1) changed the colour model to RGB and set it to (0,0,0)
The frame became black on screen in Scribus.
2) selected "Use ICC Profile" in Export to PDF -> Colors. I used the
sRGB profile. I don't remember whether it was the default. Without
(2), the frame was black in Scribus but not in the PDF.
I also tried exporting to PDF with scribus-ng 188.8.131.52 on Kubuntu 7.04
before discovering the solution on Windows, and it seemed to work
without my having to change any default options, but I would have to
look again to make sure.
Thanks for your help.
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