[scribus] CMS

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Fri Oct 29 19:47:10 CEST 2010

>> What are the reasons for needing CMS? Colour Management is hard to get good.
> To see on screen how it should look on paper...

Well, to get it working is one thing, to get it good is another.

For most uses it really is sufficient to work without CMS, especially
since proofs are getting cheaper. I think CMS has in some ways become
outdated. Is was more important when proofs and test runs were
expensive, but at the same time as CMSs developed the methods for
printing have developed too.

> This point is even more correct knowing the fact Nikita had had his
> monitor calibrated with specialised hardware.

Well, that is one of things you need, but not sufficient alone. To get
a correct print preview you also need a profile for the printer.

And colours on a monitor also depends on the viewing conditions (the
ambient light in the room).


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