[Openicc] Color Management for Ubuntu

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Mon May 2 00:52:40 PDT 2011

Am 29.04.11, 13:58 +0200 schrieb Till Kamppeter:
> I want to ask you as color management experts for help to develop the 
> specification in order to get a working color management stack into Ubuntu.

For specifications we have:
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/OpenIcc#Specifications and

These common specifications are the main integration points for different 

Specific for Ubuntu let me suggest you to look into CompICC [5]. This 
Compiz plugin based desktop colour server introduces real time ICC colour 
correction for displaying. It is the only open source implementation for 
ICC colour correction in a compositing manager. All other open source 
display solutions are based on pure calibration. A proper calibration 
state is a pre condition for correct ICC colour correction.

> It should make color management as easy as possible, both for graphics 
> professionals (easy calibration and color profile applying) and for "normal 
> users" who often even do not know about color profiles (reasonable defaults). 
> You are also invited to participate in the discussion on the UDS and to fill 
> the spec [2] (it is a Wiki). I think the best is that we do the 
> implementation similar to Fedora.
> To participate, create a Launchpad [3] account and subscribe to Blueprint and 
> spec, to get notified about changes and to get write access. For remote 
> participation in the UDS session see [4].
> Let us get a great color-managed Ubuntu.
>   Till
> [0]http://uds.ubuntu.com/
> [1]https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-o-icc-color-management
> [2]https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/O/AddICCBasedColorManagement

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu conventions and would be happy if you 
could add the above annotations to the wiki.

> [3]http://launchpad.net/
> [4]http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/remote/

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management 
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

[5] http://compicc.sf.net/

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