[scribus] Some clarifications regarding Pantone [was: making your own Pantone color list]

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Wed Sep 25 16:29:09 UTC 2013

>>> On 25 Sep 2013, at 15:33, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>>> On 09/25/2013 08:55 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Olivier Berten wrote:
>>> Well... according to you, pretty much none of the palettes provided with
>>> Scribus are of any practical use... I wonder why they are there... CMYK
>>> numbers aren't any closer to actual color if they aren't refered to a color
>>> profile...
>> It was probably some early design decision :)
>>> Talking about the Pantone ones, the X-Ref tool <
>>> http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/color_xref.aspx> provides data in
>>> L*a*b* , sRGB and (when applicable) CMYK, i.e. the same values as in
>>> Adobe's palettes. So the only limitation is in Scribus which is unable to
>>> deal with L*a*b* colors.
>> Which is why I'm still wondering why on Earth your Scribus script is
>> not helpful according to, er, was it Gregory or Christoph? Alas, the
>> explanation never came.
> No, I thought it was pretty cool.
> As far as the issues related to coated vs uncoated papers, I would think
> that many would not know what sort of paper they were going to use until
> they take their job to the printer.

People should be talking to their printer or know this beforehand if they want good colours on paper vs expectations and their screen.


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