[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!

Hal V. Engel hvengel at astound.net
Mon Jul 27 18:46:00 CEST 2009

On Monday 27 July 2009 05:40:59 am Peter Nermander wrote:
> > 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.

And every input device (cameras and scanners) would need it's profiles.  So 
the use of CIELab as the universal image format changes nothing that matters.  
It does not reduce complexity in any way.

> 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.
> /Peter
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