[cairo] Color, Cairo and Cups

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Wed Mar 8 15:13:32 PST 2006

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Larry Ewing wrote:

> Additionally if you ignore gamma (which Cairo does anyway
> right?) the working space doesn't matter too much for many
> operations.

It does matter for any operation involving color blending, like
all operations with non-opaque alpha, and all with antialiasing

If there was some way to tag the output with the
> intended space an application could avoid being forced into
> sRGB for all output.  Both Postscript (with CRD and CSA) and
> PDF (with ICC profiles) have mechanisms for embedding some
> color space information in the file, is there any possibility
> that applications will be able to add this metadata to the
> printer surfaces?
> I'm sorry if this mail is a bit scattered, but I wanted to see if any
> more thought had been given to these issues before 1.2 comes out.
> --Larry
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