[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and ... Mike Sweet workflow
msweet at apple.com
Fri May 13 00:20:20 PDT 2011
On May 12, 2011, at 11:52 PM, Graeme Gill wrote:
>> So no, I don't want users printing targets from arbitrary applications that have no
>> notion of color management. Instead I want to see applications that are specifically
>> written to print targets, measure them, and produce profiles that can be used by
>> arbitrary applications.
> Nearly all existing color profiling tools assume that a normal
> test chart printing process can involve using a normal application
> (like Photoshop) to print the chart. Taking away this capability
> and not providing any other means of achieving this necessary
> step (never mind negating the possibility of application color
> matching on the assumption that there is no justification for it),
> flies in the face of reality.
> If this is the way Apple sees it, no wonder there are a lot
> of angry Color professionals out there. I certainly wouldn't
> want to see any of the Linux systems to go down this route.
Please. I said:
I don't want users printing targets from arbitrary applications that have no notion of color management.
Photoshop (and other professional graphics applications) definitely has a notion of color management. Thus I would expect it (and other professional graphics applications) to support printing target images.
However, I would not expect a UI control in the regular print dialog to enable a target (color management disabled) printing mode for, say, Firefox which *can* print images but doesn't have any real notion of color management.
Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair
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