[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and Color Management

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Tue May 3 07:51:38 PDT 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Not all, we can't.

>> 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.
Agreed, but the most useful use of softproof is during retouch, which
means we need the app to be able to get the profile.
At which point the user may want to convert to profile, even for retouch.


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