[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and Color Management

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue May 3 06:23:43 PDT 2011

On 3 May 2011 14:12, edmund ronald <edmundronald at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is exactly what Mac OS Epson drivers do these days, except they
> also sometimes need the user to say what the SOURCE profile is
> (another hidden item).

I think that's only available because they can't fix broken
applications that don't include the source profile; we can.

> If we do all of the above we should have a functioning setup - however
> we don't have seamless softproofing for advanced users because the
> upstream app doesn't know the print settings.

Soft-proofing is *really* hard to do correctly. Even if we know the
color profile that's going to be used we still only have half of the
story (e.g. paper white, and others). I think it makes a ton of sense
to show the use the color-adapted image in the preview box, but not to
state that it's any kind of reliable soft-proof.


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