[scribus] Color management for CreateSpace/printer color profiles

Jerry Halberstadt subscriber at newtechpub.com
Thu Sep 20 14:14:41 UTC 2012

Does anyone know or have an educated guess what equipment CreateSpace 
uses for a color book interior and what is the printer color management 
profile to use?

CreateSpace cannot or will not reveal the technical information needed 
to manage color for a book interior. All I can learn from CreateSpace 
(after a series of queries to support) is that they use digital printers 
and I should work in CMYK.

I would like to control the appearance of color photographs AND the 
color of display typography. I use Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop or Gimp 
for managing and preparing photos, the color space is Adobe RGB. 
Lightroom can set an ICC/ICM profile to print photos, perhaps others 
profile types, but needs a file with the printer info.

Scribus allows me to enter the color management profile of the target 

What is a proven workflow? Do I convert all the photos to CMYK, and 
which program should I use? Or do I work in RGB and rely on Scribus for 
the conversion?

Thanks in advance!

All the best,

Jerry Halberstadt
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