[scribus] re washed out printout

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Fri May 16 16:34:24 CEST 2008

Terry Todd wrote:

>> Am I the only one having this problem then?  I didn't do anything
>> outside the box when I installed it or started it up on either
>> FreeBSD or Windows XP.
>> Has anyone tried opening up the scribus-test.sla file at
>> and tried printing it out on a local printer?
>> Does it work for you?

Sveinn í Felli answered your question on Wednesday but maybe you didn't get it or didn't realize it was an answer (it was fairly terse).

When you export a document with RGB images in it to PDF, you want to leave it in RGB color space.  To do that, you leave the "Output Intended For" set to "Screen / Web".

If, on the other hand, your images are CMYK then you want to leave it in the CMYK color space.  To do that, you change "Output Intended For" to "Printer".

It's not obvious (at least to me) that this setting is dealing with color spaces except for the fact that it's on the Color tab in the dialog.  It's perfectly reasonable to think that because you're planning on printing the document you'd want to change this to "Printer".  Reasonable, just not correct.  Leave it set to "Screen / Web" and things should look just fine.  Your scribus-test1.pdf looks and prints fine here so if it doesn't for you, it's a problem with your printer, not Scribus.


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