[scribus] Washed out colors, no transparencies

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 23 03:22:05 CEST 2009

wingsgroup wrote:
> I just saved my sla file as a PDF (1.3) and there were a couple issues with
> it. For one thing, the colors look washed out compared to the sla file.
> Also, I had a couple transparent blocks that did not show up as transparent,
> but solid instead. Any ideas as to what I should do??

You need to save as PDF 1.4 or higher to have transparency.
As far as colors, you may need to use color management. OTOH, if you 
export to PDF with the option to Printer, colors may look washed out but 
may be right for your printer, since the gamut has to be reduced 
compared with RGB.


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