[scribus] ICC error
john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Feb 17 16:53:10 CET 2011
On Thursday 17 February 2011 00:37:35 Owen wrote:
> OK, have you read the manual on color management (Help->Manual)
> if you meet these parameters
> Color management with Scribus, an Introduction
> Activating Color Management
> For color management to function properly you need the following to
> be installed to be active and usable: Littlecms libraries installed
> and scribus compiled with lcms support. You can tell by looking at
> Help -> About Scribus and looking for C-C-T. The first C means
> Scribus is compiled with littlecms support. This is standard with
> MacOSX and Windows.
> You need a minimum of 1 RGB and 1 CMYK profile. Scribus
> provides two basic profiles to ensure CMS can be enabled
> immediately. In practical terms, you need more. One sRGB for most
> RGB colors and one for each color device. One for your monitor
> which is created with monitor profiling tools. Several CMYK
> profiles for printing. Some CMYK profiles are known as
> "press-standards", in that they represent common commercial print
> standards used in North America and Europe. The best bet is to
> download the "Windows" version of the Adobe ICC profile package and
> unzip it into a directory like $home/.colors/icc.
> Linux users can also download freely distributable profiles from
> the ICC downloads section on www.scribus.net Scribus, by default on
> Linux, will look in:
> $home/.color/icc and /usr/share/color/icc/
> for both personal icc profiles or system wide ones. There is a
> small, but growing collection of freely available icc profiles for
> download on www.scribus.net. Look in the Downloads -> ICC section.
> Scribus on Windows or MacOSX will look in the default system
> directories. Earlier versions of Scribus will look in the directory
> specified in preferences.
> If you are new to color management, please look over the links and
> documentation on color management listed on www.scribus.net. These
> explain the theory and concepts far better than I could here.
> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:51:04 -0800 (PST)
> Thomas Baumann <thomasbaumann at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Already have the Activate Color Mgmt box checked and still get
> > the error.
> > --- On Wed, 2/16/11, Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
> > From: Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au>
> > Subject: Re: [scribus] ICC error
> > To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> > Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:35 AM
> > > Am trying to use the ICC color management but am getting an
> > > error "An error occurred while opening ICC profiles, color
> > > management is not enabled."
> > >
> > > How do I fix? Using 18.104.22.168 and Windows XP.
> > Enable color management :-)
> > File->Preferences->Color Management and activate color
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For those who deal with LSI: that printer has a rule that a color
(e.g., Rich Black) cannot have more than 240% ink saturation. For spot
colors you can control that your self through the color palette. But
an imported illo etc. might have a higher percentage. So here is a
custom icc profile that limits the color saturation to 240% or less:
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