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karruo

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what is the correct place to put icc profiles?
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:54:58 pm »
I would like to print a few photos with Scribus on my photo printer and manage the colours. I have colour (icc/icm) profiles for my display and printer (paper). I have tried to put these profiles to various places based on Scribus documentation I have seen, places such as {HOME]/.color/icc or {HOME}/.local/share/color/icc and to the environment wide /usr/share/color/icc/. But, Scribus does not show any of my added profiles under "color management" in the document setup. Now, I wonder what I am missing here. There is a "icc profiles" path setup under "preferences/general settings" when Scribus is opened but setting this to any of the {HOME°/... paths mentioned above had no effect. Is there something special needed to get Scribus to recognise the new profiles?

I am using the Ubuntu 11.10. The Scribus version is 1.4.0.rc3 and it is straight from Ubuntu repository.

Many thanks, Kari

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Re: what is the correct place to put icc profiles?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 06:02:58 pm »
A bit development... I installed the development version scribus-trunk (1.5.0.svn) from the ppa:scribus/ppa. Now, when I put my monitor profile into /usr/share/color/icc Scribus finds it and allows me to select it as a monitor profile. However, when I put the paper ICC profile of my printer to the same folder, Scribus does not find it and does not offer it to me as a printer profile. Is there something different of how monitor and printer profiles are handled in Scribus?

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Re: what is the correct place to put icc profiles?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 07:16:38 pm »
hi kari

you can only change the path to the color profiles when all scribus files are closed!
usually scribus will search '$home/.color/icc', '/usr/share/color/icc' and '/usr/local/share/color/icc' (at least if you're on a linux or unix machine…) – if you put your icc profiles into one of this folders, they should be accessible.

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Re: what is the correct place to put icc profiles?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 06:31:51 pm »
Thanks for your answer. However, as I wrote in my earlier message, when I put my monitor profile in /usr/share/color/icc/ (as you also suggested) it is available in scribus but when I put a printer profile in the same place, I cannot see it in Scribus. So, I am still wondering what is the difference? I found an old email saying that Scribus only accepts CMYK profiles as printer profiles. Is this (still) true?

Kari