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I use Scribus 1.5.7 on Gentoo Linux and can't find a way to install an icc color profile from Saal Digital.
In particular I try to install/use Fotobuch Matt. I have unzipped the archive and copied the included .icc to /usr/share/color/icc/
Unfortunately in Scribus color management settings only my monitor settings are shown which I have copied exactly to the same folder.

Is there something wrong with the icc profile (Darktable accepts it btw) or is there something I have been missing?


FYI: I've asked the support of Saal Digital. They told me, their color profiles are not compatible with Scribus softproof. They recommend using PhotoShop.


Hi Bogo75, straight from

The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.
The ICC encourages vendors to support the ICC profile format and the workflows required to use ICC profiles.
The v4 ICC specification is widely used and is referred to in many International and other de-facto standards. It was first approved as an International Standard, ISO 15076-1, in 2005 and revised in 2010.

If their profile does not work it could be due to not matching the ICC standard correctly, if it does it should have no problem.

Have you looked at:


Hi mnawij,

yes, I came across that webpage before I opened this thread. I managed to install icc profiles from other sources including my own generated monitor profiles with that manual.
Probably you are right, their profiles must differ in any way from the standard. But I am out of ideas. This thread is pretty quiet and the Saal support is not useful (use PhotoShop, wtf?!).
I even considered to convert the .icc from the current format to a different format as I have done with JPEG or PDF in the past to circumvent compatibility issues. But I lack knowledge how to do that.

Probably I have to go without softproof of any kind which is a bit sad. As Linux and open source user, PhotoShop isn't an option for me...


Hi Bogo,

I am using the ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc or coated_FOGRA39_GCR_bas.icc for all printing purposes. Then I export the file to a PDF/X-4 document. Usually the RIPs (Raster Image Processors) of the printing companies or service providers analyze the PDF and substitute the icc profile with their »custom profile« if necessary (even not so modern RIPs can do that IF the operator has the knowledge and is willing to do it). If someone forces me to use his »custom« profile, I back off and contact another company. If a company does not or can not stick to the international standards, they won't be my printing partner. Never.


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