[scribus] PDF X/3 export in CMYK

martin schneebacher masc at operamail.com
Fri Jan 21 08:51:00 CET 2011

> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:20:41 -0500
> From: John <tuxfed at gmail.com>
> I don't know what version of Scribus you are using, but in 1.3.9,  there
> is an option called "Convert spot colors to Process Colors" in the
> 'Color" tab of the "Save as PDF" window. That should do the trick.

sorry, forgot it. it's 1.3.9 with svn20110107-1 on ubuntu 10.10. and this option was selected. 

> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:34:54 +0100
> From: eric hanuise <ehanuise at fantasybel.net>
> I ran into this when outputting files for a printer some time ago.
> PDF/X3 is a standard that supports RGB images with a color profile, and
> it's actually a scibus feature to preserve the original images and color
> profile instead of converting them to CMYK when using a PDF/X3 format.
> I discussed the issue with the printer, and CMYK was more important than
> X3 to them, so I exported the files to PDF 1.5 with the specific color
> profile they required, and everything was converted to CMYK in the process.

ok, that's the explication; i have also a printer who wishes pdf/x-3 _and_ CMYK. shouldn'd it be reasonable to have a checkbox for 'convert images/colors to CMYK' in the 'output to pdf'-window?


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