[Scribus] grayscale images imported as RGB?
Tue Mar 13 03:34:52 CET 2007
On Tuesday 13 March 2007 08:45:44 avox wrote:
> Lila Pagola-2 wrote:
> > hi!
> > I'm working with Scribus in a book, almost finished, because we are in
> > press
> > with everything except cover.
> > Preparing the cover design for pre-press (I don't if in english it's said
> > that way), I have found a rare behavoir of Scribus with grayscale images:
> > they are considered as RGB files, in any format I try to import them
> > (PNG8,
> > gif, tif). And If I import them as CMYK I have information in the 4
> > channels
> > when the image is just black.
> > Somebody has experiencied something similar? Am I doing something wrong?
> > I did a quick search on the web and the list's archives and I didn't find
> > any report of this problem.
> As a workaround you can apply the grayscale imageeffect on the image. This
> should convert all data to the K channel.
> If that doesnt work (havent tried it myself), you can use the colorize
> with CMYK Black. One user told us that this solved this problem.
It was me on Scribus IRC channel.
Indeed. That Solved my problem. But this workaround has pros and cons:
- Adventage - It is possible to chain effects to tint picture to other spot
color then just black (K). Talking about pure grayscale images.
- Disadvantage - this procedure doesn't apply to pictures that are partially
pure grayscale and partially colorized (example - pic that consists of two
gradients one that goes from 0K to 100% and other field filled with red or
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