[scribus] Royalty free stock photos

Lisa Charles lisa at arpctitanium.com
Fri Feb 1 13:34:55 UTC 2013

Thanks Julian and Syamsul. 'Printer' has always been my default setting, the
problem was I was used PDF/X-3 output option. I'll use 1.4 or 1.5 from now


>From: syamsul arifin <isoul2005 at gmail.com>
>To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>Subject: Re: [scribus] Royalty free stock photos
>I do agree with Julian robert. Just pick "printer" and don not forget
>to pick "convert spot colors to process color".
>On 1/30/13, Julian Robbins <julian.robbins at q-par.com> wrote:
> Hello Lisa
>> Subject: Re: [scribus] Royalty free stock photos
>> Hi,
>> Wondered if anyone knew of a good royalty free stock photo website that
>> provided their images in CMYK format. For our printed magazine we have
>> been
>> purchasing images fromwww.123rf.com  but our printers have said they are
>> all
>> RGB. Unless I'm mistaken, I understand that Scribus does not convert RGB
>> to
>> CMYK on export to PDF (I'm using 1.4.2) so hoping there are some decent
>> photo sites that provide CMYK format.
> Steffan is correct. Scribus will automatically convert any RGB images
> etc into CMYK, if you choose Export to PDF, Colour tab and pick
> 'Printer'. In this context 'Printer' means a printing firm not the Epson
> on your desk.
> It may be a good idea to set this in your preferences or in a template
> to Export to PDF with Printer chosen for 4 colour CMYK printing then it
> will just default to this setting for you on creation of a new Scribus
> file. If you choose Printer then you also see other different options
> enabling the use of 'spot colours' etc, which may be useful to you.
> If you pick 'Screen/Web' on export to PDF this creates a simple RGB PDF,
> which is fine for digital printing at a Printing firm.
> Julian
> Leominster
> UK

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