[scribus] Linux Ubuntu & Mint: Export in PDF in CMYK color mode (printer) is not giving a correct result

Eric Dodémont eric.dodemont at skynet.be
Sat Apr 4 20:21:26 UTC 2015

I just investigated a little bit more, and with the latest Ubuntu official
package (version 1.4.4), I can find the "Enable/Disable Color Management"
button in the lower/right window corner, but I cannot find anymore the
"Color Management" tab in the preferences... There is really something

I found the following unofficial package (version 1.4.5):

With that package, the "Color Management" tab is present in the
preferences, and the RGB to CMYK conversion works correctly with the color
management disabled. I tested it in Linux Ubuntu 14.10 and Mint 17.1.



I have updated the Ubuntu bug report:



On 4 April 2015 at 21:53, JLuc <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:

> Le 04/04/2015 20:47, Vladimir Savic a écrit :
>> On Apr 4, 2015 7:27 PM, "JLuc" <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:
>>> Le 04/04/2015 15:19, Eric Dodémont a écrit :
>>>> I forgot to mention that the color management is disabled (no ICC
>>> profile).
>>> I dont see how to expect color to be well managed
>>> without color management and with no ICC profile...
>>> except by chance.
>>> But maybe there is a trick !
>> Hi,
>> You are right, but nothing there explains this:
>> "I also tried Scribus (v1.4.5) under Windows 7, and the CMYK color mode is
>> giving a correct result."
>> If scribus behavior differs from one OS to another, that is clearly a bug.
> Well, the eye of the viewer doesnt depend on the OS,
> but the PDF viewer does.
> So the PDFs produced on different OS should be viewed
> on the same OS with the same viewer
> before concluding, or not, to any differences.
> But stranger are the differences between scribus versions on same OS...
> unless Éric also changed his PDF viewer inbetween !
> JL
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