[scribus] Grayscale palette

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Thu Dec 3 06:19:43 UTC 2015

> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 03. Dezember 2015 um 04:36 Uhr
> Von: "Barry McKenna" <bmcken at pobox.com>
> An: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] Grayscale palette
>  >>>
> Hi, I don't have 1.4.5, but I think it is the same as 1.5.x
> File->Export->Save as PDF
>   Select X-3
> Output to file dialog->color Tab
> Select Grayscale
> See 
> http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/scribus/Colors_Option_PDFexport.png 
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> Owen,
> With v1.5 (what OS?), are you sure that you get the option to change the 
> PDF/X-3 "Color" to "grayscale"?
> On my Winx64 1.4.5 x64 install, the "grayscale" option only appears if I 
> have selected v1.3, 1.4, or 1.5.
> For PDF/X-1a, and /X-3, it locks/grays out to "Printer," which leads me 
> to believe that I'll have to install some additional profile because the 
> "Pre-Press PDF/X Output Intent" is limited to only "Agfa: Swop 
> Standard," and "Fogra27L CMYK Coated Press."

Hi Barry,

Output intent is greyed out for a good reason in PDF/X, because it's a profile-based standard. So if you have a greyscale-only file (remember that a b/w RGB image may still use 3 colour + Alpha channels, depending on the conversion process from colour to greyscale), you should use a greyscale ICC profile. As we always say: Talk to your printer!


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