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*As user '''root''', copy your ICC profiles into the '''$prefix/lib/scribus/profiles''' directory, where '''$prefix''' on most systems will be '''/usr''' or '''/usr/local'''
 
*As user '''root''', copy your ICC profiles into the '''$prefix/lib/scribus/profiles''' directory, where '''$prefix''' on most systems will be '''/usr''' or '''/usr/local'''
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*You need a minimum of 1 RGB color space icc profile and 1 CMYK icc color
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space profile for the color managment options to be enabled.
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*Launch scribus, choose from the menu '''Settings>Color Management''' and check the '''Activate Color Management''' checkbox. Done.
 
*Launch scribus, choose from the menu '''Settings>Color Management''' and check the '''Activate Color Management''' checkbox. Done.

Revision as of 19:52, 10 February 2005

This article is part of the Tips & Tricks series.
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Getting ICC profiles

Adobe has released under very liberal licensing terms a group of CMYK press icm profiles. These would be a good beginning default set of press profiles for Scribus if you are planning to send Scribus files (PS or PDF) to a commercial printer. These profiles include US, European and Japanese press defaults. http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/iccprofiles/win/AdobeICCProfiles.zip


Installing ICC profiles

  • As user root, copy your ICC profiles into the $prefix/lib/scribus/profiles directory, where $prefix on most systems will be /usr or /usr/local
  • You need a minimum of 1 RGB color space icc profile and 1 CMYK icc color

space profile for the color managment options to be enabled.


  • Launch scribus, choose from the menu Settings>Color Management and check the Activate Color Management checkbox. Done.