[scribus] Scribus & VioVio - PDF settings

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Nov 3 20:25:20 CET 2010

On Tuesday 02 November 2010 19:13:36 Murray Strome wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 8:10 PM "Andy Shissler"
> <help at scribus.info> wrote:
>   Name: Andy Shissler
>   Email Address: andrew_l_shissler at yahoo.com
>   Subject: Scribus & VioVio - PDF settings
>   Message:
> I'm
>  trying to create a photobook using Scribus and then uploading the
> PDF to VioVio.  For some reason, VioVio does not like PDF's created
> by Scribus.  They recommend printing the Scribus document to Adobe
> Acrobat and let Adobe create the PDF since it's somehow more
> friendly to their printer.  When I create the PDF via Scribus
> (using the Export feature), the photos in the PDF look great, even
> after the downsampling to 300dpi.  However, when Adobe creates the
> PDF (via Scribus Print command), the colors of the photos are
> muted.  In other words, the colors looked faded, especially the
> greens, which look more brown-ish than green.  Does anyone have an
> idea what is causing this?  Does it have to do with the color
> management in Scribus?
>   About your Scribus program:
>     Version:
>     Prebuilt/Compiled: Prebuilt
>     Build Date:
>   Your operating system and CPU:
>     Type: Windows
>     Version: WinXP
>     CPU type: 32bit (Intel/AMD - i386)
> ------------------
> I am wondering if you have done anything to reduce the size of your
> PDF files before uploading them to VioVio.  I am preparing a photo
> book for VioVio and while it is not complete, I printed a draft (in
> a smaller "booklet" format) at Staples of Office Depot (cannot
> remember which) and it turned out great. However, before trying to
> print ANY document I create with Scribus, I ALWAYS use the script
> "compressnewsletter.pl" which can be found at:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Web_optimised_PDF

In Scribus are you using CMYK color model? If you are dealing with an 
actual printer this is usually mandatory.

When you export a pdf do you first specify a printing profile which 
requires CMYK, such as 
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