[scribus] Open Source PDF pre-flight tool? -> contrast curves
rich.inud at naktiv.net
Sun Jun 17 10:36:32 UTC 2012
Ah, "massaging the contrast curves" sounds like just the kind of hint I was
fishing for. I'll go read up on that in the Beginner's Guide :-)
Many thanks for the tip!
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On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 02:12:29PM -0400, john Culleton wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:09:57 +0200
> Richard Foley <rich.inud at naktiv.net> wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > I hear you.
> > There's a couple of things I'm trying to do with this title. Firstly,
> > I want to see if I can get a Scribus 1.5.0 PDF/X1-a:2001 through
> > their pre-media checks with the profile LSI half-heartedly
> > recommended. For both full colour interior and cover.
> > If we have issues, I'd like to take these up with the Scribus team.
> > Then I'd like to send the title through again, using your suggested
> > profile for the CMYK conversion/colour management sounds like a good
> > idea. While we're on the subject, might I ask if you consider your
> > profile to give a more solid black than the LSI (semi-recommended)
> > one?
> > One step at a time :-)
> The icc profile just sets limits. To create a top notch rich
> black I like to choose among those displayed on the Galaxy Gauge
> Color Map Pro, which I highly recommend. I like C=60 M=40 Y=0 K=100.
> But there are other swatches that are eqaully as "black" to my eye.
> You can create and name your own version of black through the
> Color Palette. The details are spelled out in Cedric
> Gemy's "Scribus 1.3.5 Beginner's Guide" p246 ff.
> If your figures etc. are in RGB I suggest massaging the contrast
> curves in Gimp or Krita. IMO Krita is better but it requires KDE
> as part of your Armory.
> John Culleton
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