[scribus] Washed out images in PDF printing to Adobe

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 2 15:16:51 CET 2011

On 01/02/2011 09:04 AM, Tom wrote:
>> Images in PDFs created by printing to Adobe Acrobat 9 are noticeably
>> different than those created by exporting to PDF in that the images are
>> washed out in those created by printing to Adobe. Both types of files have
>> been submitted to CreateSpace for printing with predictable results. The
>> images come out brighter on books that are printed from PDFs created by
>> exporting from Scribus. Has anyone else noticed this? Is there a way to
>> eliminate this problem with Adobe?
> As an experiment, I opened one of the images with GIMP and printed to Adobe
> Acrobat using the same profile as when printing from Scribus
> (PSF/X-1a:2001). The resultant PDF was sharp and clear as expected, not
> washed out as when printed to Acrobat from Scribus. Could there be an
> interaction between Scribus and Acrobat that requires some parameter to be
> set to compensate for this interaction?

When you say that you "print to Adobe Acrobat" it's not clear to me what 
you mean. You mean that export to PDF from Scribus, then open up in Acrobat?

Also, do you mean Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (formerly known as Adobe 
Acrobat Reader)?


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