[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu May 12 09:48:21 PDT 2011

On May 12, 2011, at 7:07 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> ...
>> The workflow I would like to see is this:
>> 1. The profiling app handles printing targets, reading targets, generating profiles, and registering profiles with their associated settings (call the combination a "preset" for lack of a better word).  The same kind of application could create new presets using existing profiles (i.e. this is where you would be able to choose an alternate profile, even if it wasn't qualified for use with the settings you want...)
>> 2. The print dialog allows the user to select presets. When no preset is chosen, the print dialog will choose a profile based on the vendor rules.
>> 3. The printing system and/or color management system provide API to query and store preset information. Ideally this API allows for user, system, network, and vendor presets.
> 2. and 3. reads good. For 1. I would prefer some more independence,
> beside applications which want cover all in their own.

There are very few applications that actually have everything needed to print a target and generate a profile. Even Adobe Photoshop doesn't do it. That said, I am not saying there is only one application that does #1, but that the application in #1 is distinct from a normal user application that prints (using #2).

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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