[scribus] Enhance PDF/CMYK export result

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 02:25:44 CEST 2008

Thank you! This little snippet did a lot to explain the process to me.

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Tino Schwarze <scribus.lists at tisc.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 09:54:11PM +0200, mumrel wrote:
>> > You probably want to look a bit deeper into color management. It's
>> > non-trivial to get right. Getting colors to look on screen as on paper
>> > is very difficult and requires a lot of consideration (e.g. correct
>> > monitor calibration and profile, correct printer profile etc.)
>> Heard that before. Well it's just a private production, so there's no
>> need to be perfect, but the result at the moment is not really satisfying.
>> Well, i have some time left, so I am ready to get deeper into the topic.
>> But from the statement, that I should not use embedded profiles I
>> thought, that this is not the direction I should run to.
>> Maybe I am wrong, I am new to this topic. Maybe I can use profile
>> while converting, but don't embed the profile into the resulting PDF?
> Yes, exactly. Configure color management in Scribus, then specify
> "printer" as export destination, do NOT embed ICC profiles (leave all
> ICC checkboxes unchecked). Then you get a CMYK PDF which has CMYK colors
> in it, but the CMYK values have been derived by using the correct
> RGB->CMYK transform suitable for your printing companies device.
Jeff Silverman
jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com

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