[scribus] What's the future of "Display only used colors"?

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 02:35:43 CET 2010

2010/3/14 Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com>

> On 3/14/10, a.l.e wrote:
> > just try to insert that image
> >
> > http://www.openclipart.org/people/axcesar/axcesar_Rosa.svg
> >
> > and tell me if you're interested in seeing all those FromSVG#062a00 to
> show
> > up in your color list.
> That's just 30 or so color swatches. Hardly annoying at all. But I'm
> not extrapolating that on the whole human race :)
> > one way to avoid the need for a crystall ball, would be to recognize that
> > they have been inserted through an import: would it possible and
> desirable
> > to flag all the colors inserted that way and give a way to filter them
> out?

How I look at this is if you have imported that image, you need those
colors. I am not sure that filtering them out will be the way to go. We need
an extra step in between or maybe this is what you had in mind when you say
"filter them out"? One sure thing is if there are more than a few colors,
those colors will need to be either set to process colors or to be mapped to
fewer spot colors in order to make that usable. In no way will a user want
to work with dozens of colors and set them as spot colors, unless the job is
sent to a color printer (machine) that will convert them on the fly as the
job is processed and printed. If this is meant to be used this on an offset
press, then plates come into play and the number of colors will become
critical plate-wise and cost-wise. We need a way to handle this.

> That could work :)
> Alexandre
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