[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!
john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Jul 24 18:00:32 CEST 2009
On Thursday 23 July 2009 07:48:38 pm Calum Polwart wrote:
> 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?
What you see on screen, what you see on your desktop printer and
what your commercial printing shop will produce are all different.
I wouldn't fool with X/3 unless you have a good reason to.
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