[Openicc] Color Management for Ubuntu

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 14:22:31 PDT 2011

On 04/29/2011 10:49 PM, Peter Linnell wrote:
> On 04/29/2011 09:11 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> On 04/29/2011 03:45 PM, peter linnell wrote:
>>> Hi Till,
>>> Big question: Why limit this to just Ubuntu ?
>> In general this planning should be done for all distributions, I only
>> said "for Ubuntu" because I am packaging the printing stack for Ubuntu
>> and on the upcoming Ubuntu Developer Summit I want to make the Ubuntu
>> developers aware of introducing color management to Ubuntu to not stay
>> behind Fedora.
>> So we should really work out a color management stack to be implemented
>> in all distributions and take care that the distributions do not come
>> with their own, different, and incompatible approaches.
>> So we should somewhere write up how a Color Management stack for
>> distributions should look like, taking into account the special needs of
>> Linux distributions and of end users.
>> Best would be to get something together already next week, so that it
>> can be also used for the Ubuntu specification and be discussed on the
>> Ubuntu developer Summit. Having the opinion of one additional distro
>> will make it easier for the others to follow.
>>     Till
>> _______________________________________________
> Till,
> Well we have LGM next week, so there will be a few of us on the list
> together face to face. :)
> LGM : http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2011/
> I will make an effort to get all the color savvy people for a sit down
> to discuss this for sure.

Yes, then you could make a BoF about "ICC Color Management Stack for 
Linux Distributions" suggesting which packages to include, how to 
configure them to meet the needs of the different users, ... This should 
include the complete workflow:

- Color adjustment via ICC profiles for
   - monitors
   - printers
   - scanners
   - cameras
- Color calibration, for example with colorimeters, spectrophotometers,
- Color management GUIs (ICC setup, CM control in printing dialog, ...)
- Color-managed rendering: Popler, Ghostscript, ...
- Printing workflow
- ...

> The other thought this brings is having a printing summit in parallel
> with LGM....

Would be a good idea to add a printing track to the LGM ... We should 
work together on that for next year.


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