[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!

Calum Polwart scribus at wittongilbert.free-online.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 02:04:10 CEST 2009


I have a 32 page newsletter with a  colour cover.  We've had problems before with poor colour matching so we've been trying to export as PDF X/3

But when I export to X3 I get an awful mess!

Basically there are some shadows in two cover photos and they export as black rather than dark colour.  But the bit I don't understand is...

I have scribus open on my computer.  I tell it to export to PDF X/3 and then open on the same computer the document in Acrobat Reader (9) and it looks all dark and scary.  So I then try printing it and it prints like it looks in Acrobat...  So the colour match from the Acrobat to the Printer seems fine.  Why does scribus think the photos need to become darker when its exporting them?  Surely they should be rendered darker on the scribus screen....?

I've pulled some screenshots together to show what I mean.  Image on LHS is Acrobat PDF X3 document, middle is scribus and right is PDF 1.4


You'll notice that PDF1.4 is far clearer than the X3 document...?  Yet this is the same desktop so should they not either all render the same or left and centre be the same?


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