[scribus] Setting up color management

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 5 13:38:39 CET 2009

This is where your brain helps you. You just have to let it do this 
mental translation for you. What you are trying to set up is a situation 
where some kind of onscreen change will result in a predictable 
print-on-paper result without having to repeatedly make proofs. So 
perhaps more important than the appearance of one particular image 
onscreen is how that appearance changes with various adjustments and as 
you add other images, and whether you can use the monitor profiling and 
color management settings in a useful way.

As Hal has said many times, the advantage of going to the  bother of all 
of this setup is that once you get it right, you have something you can 
rely on.


On 11/04/2009 01:16 PM, Alan Tutt wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Thanks for the response, however, if there's no point to trying to see on
> screen what will come out of the printer, then why have color managment at
> all, since that's the whole point?
> - Alan Tutt
>> More expert help may be coming, but let me just say as a neurologist
>> that you have to have some skepticism about your ability to see on
>> screen how something will appear on paper. Yes, there are methods that
>> help you see this, but we're also talking about perception. Typically,
>> even with optimal settings on your monitor, things will look "wrong"
>> onscreen. The main goal is trying to have a setup that allows one to be
>> able to use the appearance on the monitor in a way that is useful for
>> creating the PDF. My sense is that this is one of the benefits of using
>> spot colors, since, regardless of the onscreen appearance, you have some
>> external reference as to the end result on paper.
>> This is also an argument for using a printers proof before agreeing to
>> send a job for your final printing.

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