[Openicc] common ICC profile directory
Robert L Krawitz
rlk at alum.mit.edu
Wed Feb 25 12:49:40 EST 2004
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 15:25:50 +0100 (CET)
From: Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de>
going more public I think about a good location for ICC profiles under
The one place should be good for many applications and environments.
Good transparency for networks and possibly osX conformity for better
migration between both oss are valuable requirements.
An option would be to go conform with SGI/Solaris. Only, I could not yet
figure out an standard path there.
I would prefere one directory for all profiles. An CMM can select the
correct profiles by the icProfileClassSignature. (Scribus and cinepaint
does it this way under linux and I have seen this kind for gui design
/[opt,usr]/share/icc is what I would think at first.
/usr/share/icc or /usr/share/cmm/icc makes sense for profiles that are
distributed with a system package (e. g. if Gimp-Print were to package
a set of profiles in its distribution), and /usr/local/share/cmm/icc
for packages that are built and installed locally. Profiles created
on-site (e. g. for a particular monitor) would belong in /etc, I
I recommend /usr/share/cmm/icc rather than /usr/share/icc because
there may be profiles other than ICC profiles, and /usr/share/cmm
suggests that all color management information belongs there.
Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu>
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