On Jun 12, 2010, at 12:05 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> I viewed the video and now I know more about what I don't know.
> If I install an ICC profile, say of the SWOP family, and I try to use
> colors in the CMYK gamut, is there a way to save the file to e.g.,
> pdf with the colors expressed in CMYK terms? Or must Inkscape
> always save files in RGB color model? I know that I can import the
> file into Scribus and save that in CMYK color model but I am
> looking for a solution that does not involve another major
if you link a CMYK profile like SWOP or fogra, then edit colors using the "CMS" picker, then Inkscape saves the colors in *both* the specific CMYK model *and* the sRGB model as a fallback:
#2f8d33 icc-color(Fogra27L-CMYK-Coated-Press, 0.75777829, 0.00038148, 0.99993896, 0.24254215)
We're working with the Cairo people to try to get a proper API figured out to support CMYK+spot ending up in a PDF. In the mean time Scribus has been a default "go to" program since it is a top end publishing tool focused on creating print-house ready PDF output for some time now.