[Openicc] Named color profiles

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Mon Apr 11 18:01:34 PDT 2011

On Apr 11, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Graeme Gill wrote:

> Chris Murphy wrote:
>> The device values are optional. They make sense if the device is very consistent, and
>> the conventional conversion from PCS to device values through an output device profile
>> is not ideal - which is not uncommon. The device values allow someone to fine tune the
>> resulting simulation of the named color. It's a tedious sort of enterprise but it has
>> some merit for those who want to go that route.
> Yep, they are there to cater for what Pantone used to do (I'm not sure
> they still do it) where they would take a device and "hand tune"
> their pallette for it. A very lucrative business for a while
> I guess, at thousands of dollars per machine, per media.
> Rather obsoleted by color profiles though.

I think what obsoleted it the most was that profiles just got a whole lot better.  In particular the handling of out of gamut color with the colorimetric intent.


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