[Scribus] how to import cmyk-picture

PLinnell mrdocs
Fri Feb 3 13:36:50 CET 2006

On Friday 03 February 2006 07:46, Peter Nermander wrote:
> > i exported to PDF/X3, so parameter of colorspace is forced to be
> > ,,Printer", next i uncompress the pdf using pdftk:
> Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
> I think that since PDF/X-3 can handle ICC profiles Scribus does NO
> conversion at all when exporting to PDF/X-3. It just includes the
> images with their colorspace. Then it's up to the displaying or
> printing application to convert the images using the profiles for
> the destination.

This is correct in the case of 1.3.x
> Lower versions of PDF do not handle ICC profiles so for those all
> images are converted to the same color space during export. When
> exporting for Screen they are converted to RGB and when exporting
> for Printer they are converted to CMYK.
> /Peter

In 1.3.2 if you have embedded profiles and color management enabled, 
you have several options for profile embedding. 

PDF 1.3+ does handle icc profiles in PDF, its just not common in PDF 
1.3 workflows.


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