[Openicc] Communication between Printer Driver and Oyranos
edmundronald at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 01:35:55 PST 2011
O, so Miss-User is changing the paper from A6 Toiletart to A5
Extrabsorba; she has settings and a profile for Toiletart, and wants
to base her Extrabsorba settings on Toiletart, experiment to get the
right ink settings, profile, and change paper settings, and then make
everything available to all users. Can you describe the interface
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 23.01.11, 21:46 +0100 schrieb Jan-Peter Homann:
>> Hello list, hello Uwe
>> Think over my last post about print color pipeline, I would like to ask
>> Uwe, if following workflow could be technically possible in future with
>> 1) Creation of different printer driver settings with assigned printer
>> Depinding on his media and quality / speed needs, the user creates
>> different settings of his printer driver withh assigned ICC profiles for the
>> settings. These profiles could be canned profiles or individiual made
> These are explicite configurations, which are support by Oyranos. Different
> driver settings are possible through a data base in Oyranos.
> Blind entries in the DB are possible too, even such entries which do not
> count for ICC profile selection like paper feed.
>> 2) Activating connection between printerdriver and Oyranos
>> The printer driver looks on the computer for Oyranos. If Oyranos is found,
>> the driver provides to Oyranos the ICC profile assigned to the current print
> This is certainly possible. But it might conflict with explicite user
> However my favourite is a ICC profile with meta tag. Just install the
> profile in the OpenICC profile path and Oyranos is already happy.
> A minor update of a printer driver might not change any explicite user
> profile selection.
>> 3) Colormanagement aware application and Oyranos
>> A colormanagement aware application talks concerning output device
>> profiles only to Oyranos. If output is rendered to the monitor, it uses the
>> monitor profile specified in Oyranos.
>> During printing it uses the print profile from Oyranos, which gets it
>> automatically from the printer driver.
> Thats certainly possible.
>> - Would this technically possible ?
> The KDE kolor-manager front end to Oyranos is available for explicite ICC
> profile selection for end users. More front ends would be cool for Gnome,
> Xfce, LXDE, ROX, EDE and others.
> Oyranos does not need any front end for implicite profile installation like
> vendor profiles with meta tag.
>> - Do you think, such workflow would make sense from your point of view ?
> With the implicite selection through the meta tag everything makes even more
> sense. Its automatic and thus more convenient, more flexible, more robust,
> more generalised. A explicite profile selection should be only in
> the domain of end users. All other parties should for Oyranos migrate to a
> implicite profile selection. Explicte profile selection is possible as well
> for vendors for a transitional period.
>> Best regards
> kind regards
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann
> developing for colour management www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org
>> PS: it would be also interesting for me to hear, what people form the
>> Gnome colormanager community would think about this workflow idea.
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