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<h2>Color Palettes in Scribus (6): Galaxy Gauge&trade; Colors</h2>

<p><a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/">Galaxy Gauge&trade;</a> is a company specializing in professional tools for graphics designers, including those working in scientific publishing. Based in Colorado (United States), its main markets are North America, Great Britain, Ireland, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand).</p>
<p>The Galaxy color palettes included in Scribus directly correspond to the Galaxy Gauge color matching and prediction system, for which printed references are available directly from Galaxy Gauge. A probably unique trait of the Galaxy Gauge color matching system is the ease of color communication between designer and client. Whereas other systems require the costly acquisition of color books, chips or fans, designers can buy printed references for their customers at a moderate price and distribute them via mail, so that both sides actually see the printed colors when design decisions are being made. Thanks to the inclusion of the Galaxy Gauge matching system in Scribus, users can quickly translate real-world decisions into digitally prepared documents.</p>

<h3>Galaxy Gauge&trade; Color Palettes Shipped with Scribus</h3>

<p><b>Galaxy Color Map&trade; Pro Main:</b> These CMYK colors correspond to the main swatch palette with the <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_col_cmp.html">Galaxy Color Map Pro</a> prediction and design tools. The colors increment by 20% for each CMYK component, offering a wider gamut than any other Galaxy color tool palettes. A pastel palette increases in 5% increments to offer fine variations for soft CMYK colors. The printed Color Map Pro reference is available for both coated and uncoated paper.<br><i>Number of colors: 1,287</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Color Directory:</b> This palette corresponds to the Galaxy Color Directory, which is included in Color Map Pro and Color Zil. It comprises more than seventy named colors, which are useful for client communication and for design projects where colors are specified by name rather than CMYK percentages. <br><i>Number of colors: 79</i></p>

<p><img src="images/galaxy_gauge.png" align="center" title="The Galaxy Color Directory palette in Scribus" alt="The Galaxy Color Directory palette in Scribus" hspace=20 /></p>

<p><b><a href="color7b.html">Galaxy Color Harmonizer&trade;</a>:</b> These CMYK colors correspond to the Galaxy Color Harmonizer wheel on the Galaxy Color Map Pro tool, which allows the user to easily create variations of pleasing color combinations using scientifically-designed and gamut-calibrated CMYK increments.<br><i>Number of colors: 167</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Neutrals and Rich Blacks:</b> These CMYK color values correspond to the Galaxy neutral and rich black color prediction tools on the Color Map Pro tool.<br><i>Number of colors: 48</i></p>

<p><b><a href="color7c.html">Galaxy Emotional Color Tool&trade;</a>:</b> These CMYK colors correspond to the Galaxy Color Mix and Emotions tool on the Galaxy Color Map Pro and Color Zil tools. They can be used to achieve emotional effects by using specific color combinations and tones.<br><i>Number of colors: 71</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Visible Color Spectrum:</b> These are CMYK equivalents of the natural colors in the visible spectrum from single, non-additive light wavelengths. The colors combine to make white light, or combine selectively to make all visible colors. The colors are correlated to wavelengths in nanometers and can be readily converted to frequency, joule energy or electron-volts by online converters or by using the Galaxy Color Zil or <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_sci_sci.html">Specura tools</a>.<br><i>Number of colors: 12</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Blackbody Spectrum:</b> As an object is heated and its temperature increases, the color of an ideal emitter changes per the Blackbody Spectrum. The temperature of a star, heated metal or another object can be roughly determined by its blackbody spectrum color. The colors are related to temperatures Kelvin, but can be readily converted to degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius by an online conversion calculator.<br><i>Number of colors: 16</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Pocket Color&trade; Map:</b> This is a palette that corresponds to the colors on the <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_col_sml.html">Galaxy Pocket Map</a> CMYK color tool.<br><i>Number of colors: 168</i></p>

<p><b>Galaxy Color Zil&trade; Main:</b> This is a palette that increases in increments of 25% for each color
in the CMYK model. It also has a pastel palette with more gentle increments for soft colors, increasing in increments of 10%. This palette corresponds to the <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_col_clz.html">Galaxy Color Zil</a> prediction tools.<br><i>Number of colors: 625</i></p>

<p>In addition to professional tools like printed color references or designer gauges, Galaxy Gauge also offers some interesting <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_etc_fre.html">gratis downloads</a> for Scribus users, among others a color calibration guide (PDF), files that can be used for <a href="cms2.html">device calibration</a>, or a CMYK color bar (EPS) that can be used as an alternative to Scribus&rsquo;s built-in color calibration bar.</p>
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