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Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by Nermander on August 22, 2021, 09:51:49 am »
I have unzipped the archive and copied the included .icc to /usr/share/color/icc/

Are you 100% sure this is the right way to install the profiles? (I have not installed any ICC profiles in a couple of years, so I don't remember if is as easy as that. And I don't have Scribus installed on a Linux machine at the moment.)

Did you check the ownership and permissions on the files? Maybe Scribus is not allowed to read them.

I notice that on the Ubuntu machine I have here there are no profiles in /user/share/color/icc/, instead there are two subfolders (colord and ghostscript).
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 20, 2021, 09:34:30 am »
 Wow! Though I guess I will never use these scripts, I really appreciate your work to develop these scripts for the community.

Your #4: …and resize them to the desired dpi (reduction of file size).
This can be done while exporting the file to a PDF by setting the highest possible DPI value:

Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 20, 2021, 09:24:32 am »
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.
User Interface / Re: File selection dialog box always reverts to small size
« Last post by dragonfly on August 18, 2021, 10:20:34 pm »
I am not using Scribus currently and so this is just an idea from the sidelines.
I have found that sometimes it pays to work in concert with other tools.
That is in a "toolchain".

If you have hundreds of images to select from during writing then this is a natural case for using automation scripts.

One tool comes to mind for Ubuntu (I am in Ubuntu 20.04).
You could install Albert and designate a hot key to list the images you are searching through then copy and paste into Scribus.  A python extension to Albert will do this.  This is faster than drag and drop.

In Mac the tool would be Alfred.

There are other such automation tools and some trial and error is needed. But in essence you hop between two or more tools to complete a task.  Scribus Scripter should also be considered.
User Interface / Re: File selection dialog box always reverts to small size
« Last post by RodneyLee on August 18, 2021, 05:12:25 pm »
Drag and drop works great  in 1.5.7 linux mint 20, and is very fast
Beginner Talk / Re: Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by utnik on August 18, 2021, 12:42:44 pm »
hi ewac

you should use 'patterns' for your lines.
  • create a set of your lines (or just the baseline, if you like) and a rectangle (or vertical line) without a color to define the vertical distance between your lines
  • select the line set and the rectangle
  • with'item' → 'send to' → 'patterns' you make it available in 'properties' → 'colors' → 'fill' for your whole document.
if you need the same patterns in different documents, i would consider to create a template with them…

Beginner Talk / Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by Ewac on August 18, 2021, 08:46:35 am »
I am going to make a workbook, in which the reader is supposed to write the answers to the questions on the respective lines in the workbook. I am looking for the best option to create these lines and I haven't found anyone talking about this so far.
I did a similar project before and ended up creating a seperate character style that is underlined and put lot's of spaces to create the lines. But it wasn't a very smooth solution I thought there should be a better way to do it. I will have more workbook projects in the future and would appreciate any help to find a good way to do this.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by Bogo75 on August 18, 2021, 07:13:08 am »
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...

Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by mnawij on August 18, 2021, 01:00:40 am »
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:

Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by Bogo75 on August 17, 2021, 08:05:20 pm »
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.

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