[scribus] re washed out printout

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Thu May 22 17:31:11 CEST 2008

Terry Todd wrote:
>> So, my problem is solved.  Scribus' behaviour is still
>> unexplained.

Scribus' behavior HAS been explained.  The problem is understood and is
related to converting images in an RGB color space to a CMYK color space
for printing without ICC profiles and color corrections being done.

Two work-arounds have been found that give satisfactory results --
export to PDF with "Output intended for" set to "Screen/Web" or use a
PDL driver on the printer.

While a work-around isn't the same as a fix, it's probably what you're
going to get for now.  When you click on File => Print => Print, Scribus
assumes an RGB printer.  You don't have one so it's not printing the way
you want but it's printing the way you should expect (now that you
know).  "Fixing" that is non-trivial and frankly, probably not a high
priority.  The fact is that most people printing directly from Scribus
are not printing to CMYK printers and those who are can easily work
around the problem.


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