[scribus] Selecting color palettes on 1.5.0

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Wed Oct 30 15:38:26 UTC 2013

On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:27:49 +1100
"Owen" <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:

> > 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

Thanks but the Galaxy Palette  (about 77 colors) will do me, or I
can create my own if necessary, such as a rich black that my
printer won't get upset with. With the Galaxy palette and
printed Color Map Pro I can see what they will look like in
print, or nearly so.That product is inexpensive and has many
useful tools for choosing and using colors. 

If you know, did the owner of Galaxy Gauge donate his palette to

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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