[scribus] Libre Graphics Production - making free software for graphic production work together.

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Dec 30 14:39:33 UTC 2012

On 27/12/2012 21:59, Staffan Melin (Oscillator) wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm almost finished with my Master's Thesis in Media Technology: "Can
> free software replace proprietary software for graphic production?
> Proving that free software can be used for book and magazine
> production."
> Well, a thesis might be good but not that useful unless backed up with
> something else. So...
> 27th of December 2012
> The Swedish media company Oscillator proudly presents Libre Graphics
> Production (libregraphicsproduction.com).
> Libre Graphics Production is about making free software and technology
> for graphic production work together.
> - I felt that although there are a lot of guides describing how to use
> GIMP, Scribus and Inkscape, there was nothing describing how to make
> them all work together. How to create a proper color managed workflow,
> how to do proofing and what file formats to use, says Staffan Melin,
> owner of Oscillator and main author of the site.
> At Libre Graphics Production you will find a tested set of
> instructions for making your own book or other graphic project using
> free, open source, software. The ambition is to provide a starting
> point for working with the open source "creative suite", mainly
> Scribus, GIMP and Inkscape.
> This site is built around a recommended workflow for graphic
> production. For each step we present the desired functionality, the
> recommended software, the file formats and tutorials. Additionally,
> this site also presents free tools for working with graphic production
> with links to documentation and tutorials. You will also find more
> free resources.
> This workflow has successfully been used to produce both a book and a magazine.
> For more information, contact
> Staffan Melin
> Oscillator
> staffan.melin at oscillator.se

Hi Steffan,

I'm sure there is a niche for this sort of guidance, both for beginners, 
and for experienced users re things like colour management which only 
professionals seem to have time to master.

I'll take look.

Many thanks, J/.
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