On 02/13/2016 11:04 AM, Rick Strong wrote: > I checked the Gotprint site. PDF is an acceptable format to send to > them. When I design magazines I send out PDFs to the printers. > > Photos should be 300 dpi, CMYK tiffs if you can, not jpegs. "RGB > must be converted to CMYK for print." Artwork CMYK, 600 dpi or > better. Output all to PDF if you can. No compression, i.e. highest > resolution.
My installation of GIMP 2.8.10 throws an error message and writes an empty file when I try to export to PDF. I don't normally do that, so I never noticed until just now. Scribus is really the "right tool" for a PDFing job. You can tweak everything about the PDF file - size of print area, DPI, how embedded images are saved, vectorization of fonts, etc., via the document and export settings. I use PNG files for image content when assembling layouts in Scribus. http://www.scribus.net/ Inkscape completes a "trinity" of Free graphics power tools: It's a vector editor, for tasks like making logos that will be re-used at many sizes in many formats, labels for offset printing, silk screen designs, etc. Inkscape can export its native vector files, with or without embedded bitmaps, to PDF. https://inkscape.org/en/ :o) _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list