[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Tue May 3 23:11:46 PDT 2011

Am 04.05.11, 00:35 +0200 schrieb edmund ronald:
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Am 03.05.11, 23:29 +0200 schrieb edmund ronald:
>>> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Ann McCarthy <almccart at lexmark.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> So you are proposing that 'ink settings' are one of the printer setup
>>>> characteristics that exist in a workflow data container, and then also
>>>> can
>>>> be pulled into a profile as it is built using the particular ink
>>>> settings.
>>>> How about a function that supports "selectively initialize the printer
>>>> setup
>>>> for this new profile - including ink settings -- from this x existing
>>>> profile"?
>>> I would respectfully suggest an alternative, namely a set of
>>> command-line accessors that can embed (with substitution) and extract
>>> ink settings from an "enriched profile". These command-line tools
>>> could then be deployed to create the enriched system profiles,
>>> whatever the profiling system used, and indeed profiling could easily
>>> be done on another system:
>>> addinkset <input-xml-inkset-file> <input-profile.icc>
>>> <output-enriched-profile.icc>
>>> getinkset <input-enriched-profile.icc> <output-inkset-xml-file>
>> interessting suggestions
>> A target could be prepared with other specialised tools.
>> tiff2target target.tif -o=target.pdf
>> --device-profile="output-enriched-profile.icc"
>> pdf2target target.pdf -o=target.pdf
>> --device-profile="output-enriched-profile.icc"
>> "target.pdf" would simply be printed with CPD without any manual
>> intervention.

> Tiff2target is a nice suggestion. I wish we could make it for Mac OS X.
> My feeling however is that we still need a user-level invocation of
> the DeviceSpace printing to be possible directly from the GUI of any
> app, and in particular from GIMP, and also save and load ink settings
> if an extended print dialog is available with them as there is today.

The target print tools are especially suggested to not interefere with 
the CPD GUI.
How could a print target function integrate into CPD without irritating 

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

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