[scribus] Selecting color palettes on 1.5.0

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Wed Oct 30 02:27:49 UTC 2013

> Scribus 1.5.0 offers several palettes, some of which are so
> limited as to be IMO useless. Others contain a range of shades
> of one or two colors. Looking for a useful general CMYK palette I
> found at the bottom of the menu a palette called Galaxy. I have
> for years used a printed guide to CMYK colors that I purchased
> from a company called Galaxy Gauge. On one of their products, the
> "Color Map Pro", printed on glossy paper, is a list of swatches
> with names and CMYK numbers. The names, numbers and the colors
> on this list are identical to the palette named "Galaxy" on
> Scribus 1.5.0.
> It is advantageous to have both the printed Galaxy Gauge Color
> Pro product and the Scribus palette. Actual printed colors do not
> always match the colors we see on the screen, even though they
> have the same numbers and name. The Color Map Pro has lots of
> other features, including a table of about 1100 swatches and
> their CMYK formulations, ways to find complementary color
> combinations and so on. I consider it invaluable.
> In my scanning of the dozen or more palettes on 1.5.0 the
> Galaxy palette is the most practical one IMO.

Hi John,

1.5.0 is for development, not production.

If you wish to incorporate more meaningful swatches, just cop over the
innumerable ones found in 1.4.3


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