[Scribus] Colour management confusion

Hal V. Engel hvengel
Thu Nov 15 19:31:23 CET 2007

On Wednesday 14 November 2007 13:35:45 rockbeer wrote:
> Hi there all,
> I'm trying to get to grips with colour management. I thought I was getting
> there, had everything set up nicely, appropriate profiles downloaded and
> applied, everything looking good. I do my image work in photoshop and page
> layout in scribus, and the confusion is about the way they talk to each
> other.
> Let's say I set up a cmyk colour in scribus and fill a box with it. So far
> so good.
> Now in Photoshop I create a cmyk graphic - a smaller box, filled entirely
> with the same (numeric) colour.

What color space are you using for the cmyk color in Scribus and in Photoshop?  
Are they the same?

> When I drop the photoshop image into an image frame in scribus,
> superimposed over the filled box, why does it display in a different colour
> to the underlying shape?
> And when I export the page to PDF and fire it up in the PDF reader, the
> colour difference is still apparent.
> What do I have to do to get scribus to treat photoshop-generated cmyk
> colours the same as scribus-generated ones?
> Please help if you can. I'm sure I'm doing something very obvious wrong.
> Thanks.

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