[Openicc] Control slug for print outs with metadata about colormanagement settings
homann at colormanagement.de
Mon Dec 20 03:38:45 PST 2010
Hello Lai Uwe, hello List
Thanks for your reply.
Lets assume, we have a system with e.g.
All this parts have to be coordinated for the correct usage of
ICC-profiles and printer driver settings.
So far as I know, we have currently no agreed architecture, for cross
application coordination of color settings and color management
policies. It is currently the user, who decides where to use ICC
profiles and where no conversion should be applied to avoid unwanted
The control slug for the print out with color settings would be a first
step for transparency of colormanagement in the printing chain.
So I would be very glad to get statements from
If there is a way to make the current color settings / driver settings
available for generating a control slug (or additional color
configuration page for print pipeline).
Am 14.12.10 14:15, schrieb Kai-Uwe Behrmann:
> Am 13.12.10, 17:37 +0100 schrieb Jan-Peter Homann:
>> Hello list,
>> Making and applying ICC-profiles in the printing chain is sometimes
>> quite tricky.
>> Especially, it is often not clear, if and how the collersettings of
>> OS, Application and driver interact. As ICC member I have started a
>> discussion at the ICC internal workflow group, to get a possibility
>> to make this more transparent.
>> It would be very nice to get some feedback from OpenICC users what
>> they think about very roughly sketched idea and the use cases.
>> Especially feedback from the projects
>> - Oyranos
>> - Scribus
>> - CUPS
>> - Gutenprint
>> would be welcome
> Oyranos has capabilities to enrich the internaly used device link
> with detailed informations about the ICC rendering path for quality
> control. This informations can be utilised for a printout.
>> For printing proofs, it is best practice (and also needed for ISO
>> 12647-7 conformance), that the proofing application prints a a control
>> slug, which contains information about source profile, target profil,
>> intent and calibration status.
>> For doing print colormanagement outside the proofing area, we would need
>> a possibility, that both
>> - the OS
>> - the application
>> - the printer driver
>> creating together a controil slug, containing all relevant color
>> settings informations into one control slug (or additional print out)
>> For daily print outs, this would create a overhead on information, but
>> for troubleshooting or integrating custom printer profiles into a print
>> workflow, this would help a lot to know and to document, what have been
>> Target groups
>> - Endusers which are using individual ICC-profiles with standard
>> printer drivers
>> (Photograhers, Graphic Designers, Inhouse publishers)
>> - Vendors offering software or measurement equipment for ICC printer
>> profile generation
>> - system integrators and administrators maintaining document
>> processes with output through standard printer drivers
>> - developer of printer drivers
>> - developer of standard software for publishing and document creation
>> Best regards
>> ---------- Please note the new adress --------------
>> homann colormanagement --------- fon +49 30 611 075 18
>> Jan-Peter Homann ------------ mobile +49 171 54 70 358
>> Cotheniusstr. 3 -------- http://www.colormanagement.de
>> 10407 Berlin -------- mailto:homann at colormanagement.de
> kind regards
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann
---------- Please note the new adress --------------
homann colormanagement --------- fon +49 30 611 075 18
Jan-Peter Homann ------------ mobile +49 171 54 70 358
Cotheniusstr. 3 -------- http://www.colormanagement.de
10407 Berlin -------- mailto:homann at colormanagement.de
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