[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and Color Management

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Fri Apr 29 19:32:41 PDT 2011

On Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:18:13 +0200, Jan-Peter Homann wrote:
> Hello all,
> I´m happy to hear that the proposal was accepted. I plan to help where I can. I read the proposal and the links provided by Till.
> One central point to solve is the association of a driver setup with an ICC-profile. A very smart approach to this task was already discussed in the list is as following:
> - All necessary informations to setup the driver are encoded in the profile incl. e.g.
> - per channel ink limiting
> - per channel calibration curves
> - resolution
> - rasterization
> ...
> This allows an easy exchange of profiles between users and secures,
> that driver setting and profile will match after the profile is
> imported.
>  From the GUI, the profile chooser will be the center for all color
>  relevant options.
> During profile generation we need a communication layer between the
> driver (e.g. Gutenprint) and the profile generation software
> (e.g. ArgyllCMS). This communication layer pulls the driver setup,
> wich was active during printing the testchart and writes the
> information into the profile.
> I would prefer a solution, which would be independent both from
> drivers and profiling solutions, so that it could be
> e.g. implemented into Oyranos or g-c-m with may be Gutenprint and
> ArgyllCMS being the first solutions to support it. Even if the
> profiling solution would not support it directly, such information
> could easily integrated into every ICC-profile afterwards through
> Oyranos or g-c-m.
> The main question for prototyping would be to find a first driver
> developer who will be able to support the project:
> Robert:
> Do You think Gutenprint would support such a project ?
> If yes, what will be a timeframe for Gutenprint being able to import a complete setup with one file ?
> Anne:
> Do you think, that the ICC automated workflow group would support the project with an outlook to be an official applied ICC tag ?

I'd like to get a better understanding of what you have in mind.  It
isn't clear to me what information you need that can't already be
provided by Gutenprint using its existing API.

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