[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Mon Jul 27 14:40:59 CEST 2009

> OK, but that might be small price to pay if it made CMS accessible to
> more users. At the moment, complexity makes it less than worthwhile for
> most people.

It wouldn't make it easier, because you would still need a profile for
each output device.

All colors in CIELAB can't be shown on a monitor, and all colors in
CIELAB can't be printed. Some of the colors in CIELAB can be shown on
a minitor but not printed, and some colors in CIELAB can be printed
but now shown on a monitor.

Also, a color that can be shown on one monitor might not be possible
to show on another, as well as some printers won't be able to print
colors that other printers can print.

This is where the rendering intent come into place (and this is the
reason Pantone and similar "color indexes" exists).

There als also colors that can not be reproduced in i digital image.
Gold and silver are two. You can not show gold or silver color on a
monitor, nor can you print it with CMYK inks. The same goes for many
flouroscent colors.


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