2009/4/2 Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
GIMP and Inkscape can't do CMYK,
Does this not do it for Gimp?
from that link:
How its works:
* Open your RGB image in Gimp via "File > Open"
* Start Seperate+ "<Image Window> > Image > Seperate > Seperate"
* Setup the profiles, may as source "Adobe 1998" and as destination
profile "Euroscala V2"
* Press OK, an image with 4 layers is created
* Each layer represents a color channel of CMYK
* Now save the image as CMYK Tiff at "<Image Window> > Image >
Seperate > Save..."
That is really, really not an acceptable implementation of CMYK. It's
the kind of thing that could be applied as a filter afterwards. It
doesn't let you work in CMYK with any kind of ease, you still work in
RGB and then do some kind of hideous conversion that would be almost
impossible to fine tune.
The point of CMYK is that you create stuff in the appopriate colours:
My printing recommends the following:
* Black text: 100%K, 0% all others
* Black backgrounds: 100%K, 30%C, 0% others
RGB gets converted to CMY(Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)(with no K(Black)
This leads to imperfect blacks in printing, and 3x the ink being
dumped to form black leads to smearing, drying issues etc.
Text ends up with fuzzy colour speckles around it too.
The GIMP plugin will not resolve these issues as every part of the
image would have to be hand tuned after being created, which is really