[scribus] Using colour management

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Jan 30 08:01:59 UTC 2012

hi boris,

> Yes I have it turned on, I have also used about very combination of 
> settings that I can think of.
> I have read the online manual about colour management, I understand 
> about colour management.
> I have also read about colour management and profiles from the 5
> links I was offered on the forum.
> My problem is not about understanding colour management, my problem
> is understanding how to get Scribus to work.
> No matter what profile I use, it shows my image as out of gamut.
> No matter what combination of profiles I set, it shows my image as
> out of gamut in the darker areas.
> My red text is even out of gamut.
> The problem I believe is nothing to do with colour management, I
> think some box isn't ticked somewhere or the wrong box is ticked, and
> I can't find which one.
> However one suggestion was to continue without colour management.
> Well what's the point of using a high end tool if you're not going to
> use one of it's best features?
> So, I need for someone to look beyond trying to teach me everything 
> there is to know about colour management, which I've got coming out
> of my ears, and help me understand why the program isn't accepting
> the profiles.

i think that the program is accepting the profiles and is using it.

if you see that color it is because scribus thinks that your images
have areas that are out of gamut.

are you using the printer profiles you got from your printshop?
are you using monitor profiles that were produced through a calibration
process for *your* monitor?

i'm not color management specialist, and -- the last time i've
turned no some of the "standard" profiles -- i also wondered why so
many areas are marked as out of gamut.

color management is not just a switch you enable... it's something you
have to learn about (or need somebody to set up *your specific*
workflow for you) and it has to be tailored to your working conditions
and the target for your output (paper, printer , inks)


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