[scribus] icc printer profiles on windows

Hal V. Engel hvengel at astound.net
Tue Dec 29 18:58:04 CET 2009

On Monday 28 December 2009 09:00:14 pm Christoph Schäfer wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2009 03:11:09 schrieb Sam the Cat:
> > Hello,
> >    New user here.
> >     I am trying to understand and get color management to work in scribus
> > running under win7.  I am stuck on the printer profiles.  I have all my
> > profiles in the correct directory (windows wise) but under the documents
> > preferences the printer profiles show a very limited set.
> I guess you don't see profiles for inkjet printers. These can't be used by
> Scribus yet and consequently aren't listed.

This is something I have seen on this list before and I don't understand it.  
On my machine my custom profiles for my ink jet printer show up in the Color 
Management -> Printer: drop down in Scribus.  I do notice that this drop down 
only shows CMY(K) profiles however.  But this has nothing to do with inkjet vs. 
other types of printers and my printers profile is a CMYK profile since my 
drivers support the printers native format (GutenPrint Epson R2400).  In 
addition the ICC spec does not have an "inkjet" (or anything similar to that) 
device class so how could Scribus or any other software tell what type of 
printer the profile was for?

> > Tracing through
> > the documents it appears I may need to set the path in the program
> > preferences to the right directory.  When I attempt to do that I see the
> > the icc profiles directory box is grayed out.
> You have to close all documents before you can set an additional path for
> profiles.
> Christoph
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