[Openicc] Google Summer of Code 2011 Students

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 11:26:02 PDT 2011

On 28 April 2011 18:54, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> "ICC Device Profile Repository" at the openSUSE organisation
> A colour database to allow clients to request or submit colour profiles for
> colour managed devices. The idea was proposed at openSUSE as a collaboration
> project in their ongoing support of colour management. It will be mentored
> with the help from OpenICC people.

Is the idea that users upload profiles they've generated for hardware?
If so, I'm not sure how well that would work, as laptops frequently
ship with the same EDID specified model and manufacturer but get made
in different factories and using different processes. As a datapoint,
there are two factories on different continents producing panels for
the IBM T61 with 2 different coating options on each. And there's the
case that as a LCD gets older it gets less bright, and more yellow.
And, for CRT's all bets are off as you can manually change the
"contrast" and color temperature. This means any color profile for one
used on the other is at best an approximation, and at worse completely

I think such a project would work very well for scanners (which seem
remarkably stable), but I'm not sure display or printer devices would
be served very well.


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