Is there any print enabled graphic design software?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu Feb 21 01:56:15 UTC 2008

Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at> wrote:
> I'm trying to get away from Adobe products (which are becoming rather
> agressive towards OSS), but I need to find a graphic software that can
> handle CMYK properly.
> I've tried GIMP (which has great tools) but it doesn't handle CMYK
> files- it only uses sRGB.
> I've tried Krita, but it doesn't work as well as GIMP tool wise, and I
> can't specify images sizes very well at all- it only works on pixel
> size, not inches or dpi/ppi.
> Therefore both are great for designing screen images, but not printed
> images. I even tried using GIMP to design (using CMYK colours here), and
> reformatting to a CMYK file with Krita. Problem with this is that the
> image size doesn't work once reformatted, plus I need to export to pdf
> which neither do and so printing to pdf means the final image size is an
> A4 and god knows what dpi.
> Anything better out there?

Might Scribus suit your needs?

Bill Moran

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