[Scribus] Color model and Gimp.
Fri Feb 24 01:33:08 CET 2006
On Friday 24 February 2006 01:27, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Hi John,
> Am Freitag, 24. Februar 2006 01:09 schrieb John R. Culleton:
> > Scribus documents can be saved in the CMYK color model.
> > Suppose I buld a document and add an image built with Gimp, which
> > only works in the RGB color model. I finish the document and
> > save it as e.g., tiff.
> > 1. Is the imported image now expressed in CMYK model?
> > 2. At what point does the conversion occur, when the Gimp image
> > was imported or when the Scribus document was written out?
> It wil be converted when export to PDF and choose "printer" as destination.
> > 3. Are there limitations or preferences with this conversion
> > process in re. using a tiff vs. a png image to be prepared in
> > Gimp and imported by Scribus??
> It's not the import/export process, it's the file formats themselves. PNG
> can only consist of 256 colours, so it's of few to no use for photographs.
> It is only useful for screenshots or other graphics with only a limited
> colour range. The advantages of PNG: lossless compression and transparency.
PNG supports 256 indexed colours like GIF, but can actually be used anywhere
from 8 to 64 bit.
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