[scribus] Royalty free stock photos

Julian Robbins julian.robbins at q-par.com
Wed Jan 30 10:47:09 UTC 2013

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.


> Thanks!
> Lisa Charles

Kind Regards,

Julian Robbins
Technical Sales and Marketing Engineer

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