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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: CMYK from Batik
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:32:44 GMT
AFAIK, none of the bitmap transcoders support the creation of a CMYK
bitmap at the moment.

On 23.01.2006 17:03:39 Patrick Egan wrote:
> Thanks for your answer Jeremias,
> 
> Can anyone tell me how to create a CMYK JPEG with the JPEGTranscoder.
> I believe that this involves the use of  <color-profile> tag with a 
> reference to an .icm file, but an example of both java and suitable svg 
> source would help greatly.
> 
> Thanks,
> Patrick
> 
> Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> 
> >FRF = Frequently requested feature :-)
> >
> >No, the PDF output currently doesn't support CMYK. Only for CMYK JPEGs
> >with an ICC profile the CMYK information can be preserved, but that's
> >not what you're asking for. Furthermore, SVG is not really oriented
> >towards CMYK. I can't talk for Batik, only for FOP (Batik uses FOP code
> >for PDF output), but we currently can't specify colors with an ICC
> >profile which is the only possible route to work with CMYK colors. And
> >it may even be non-standard as far as I know.
> >
> >Given the amount of feature requests in the past I would have thought
> >that someone finally sits down and starts implementing support for CMYK.
> >But I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for that.
> >
> >On 09.01.2006 18:18:22 Patrick Egan wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Hello, 
> >>
> >>I may be asking for the moon on a stick but is there any way to get CMYK 
> >>colour output, preferably in pdf format from Batik ?  I can get pdf 
> >>output using PrintTranscoder and pdf printer driver (eg.PDF reDirect) 
> >>but the pdfs are always in RGB and require a further conversion to CMYK 
> >>before they can be used to make printing plates.
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Patrick



Jeremias Maerki


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