[Openicc] Linux CM ideology .. Linux CM proposal

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Tue Feb 8 13:38:11 PST 2011

On Feb 8, 2011, at 7:24 AM, Graeme Gill wrote:

> Robert Krawitz wrote:
>> There could well be a lot of profiles on the system: a reasonable
>> combination of paper types and resolutions for a lot of printers
>> (assuming that we were to crowdsource and bundle a lot of profiles
>> with Gutenprint, or offer a gutenprint-profiles package).  I'm not
>> sure exactly how many it would work out to be, but 10 different paper
>> types at, say, 3 or 4 resolutions each multiplied by however many
>> classes of printers we have.
> Right, but how many would be installed (ie. the "current"
> profile for a device), as opposed to being on disk somewhere,
> where the user might choose to install them ?
> (And I'm not convinced about your numbers. Even when we had
> someone making profiles as a full time job, we didn't end
> up with more than a handful to a dozen of profiles per device.
> We found that the only practical way of covering a large number of
> combinations of ink/paper/settings is actually calibration + a smaller
> number of profiles.)

Epson drivers typically come with a dozen profiles per printer.

Chris Murphy

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