[scribus] CMYK

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Mar 6 21:13:20 CET 2011

On Saturday 05 March 2011 13:07:29 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/05/2011 12:53 PM, Ron Carter wrote:
> > The printer says the colors have to be CMYK.  How do I convert
> > them from RBG?
> Using the setting Printer in the PDF Export dialog should convert
> colors to CMYK -- in the Color tab, "Output Intended For:".
> Do not convert images to CMYK yourself, this is unnecessary.
> Incidentally, Printer here means commercial printer. If it's just
> your own color printer hooked up to your computer, you can use
> Screen/Web.
> Greg
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If tiff output is chosen how does one insure that the output is CMYK 
even though some of the illos used are RGB?

Why tiff? Well LSI will accept tiff instead of PDF X/1-a and PDF X/1-a 
is only available on Scribus 1.5.0 which is many moons away from 
official "release" although it works just fine for me. We all agree 
that svn download and compile is a bridge too far for most MSWin 
users.  So for most users tiff is the only open source solution for 
LSI cover art.
John Culleton
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