[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and ... Mike Sweet workflow

Mike Sweet msweet at apple.com
Fri May 13 06:40:53 PDT 2011

The print dialog already does not have these options exposed. On the Mac your application has to opt-in to "application color matching". On Linux there is currently no UI or API for this, just a crapshoot.

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On May 13, 2011, at 5:39 AM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 May 2011 21:28:09 -0700, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> On May 12, 2011, at 8:09 PM, Graeme Gill wrote:
>>> Michael Sweet wrote:
>>>> What is the use case for this? Accurate profiling requires a stable target print, which
>>>> requires some amount of drying/curing time. This isn't an ad-hoc process...
>>> The main user case is that it always be possible to calibrate and profile
>>> a printer. If this is a "special application", then it won't get maintained
>>> or tested.
>> It MUST be a specialized application - OpenOffice isn't going to
>> print a target, take measurements, or make an ICC profile. Giving
>> the user a control that turns off color management doesn't make
>> color managed workflows any more accessible but DOES lead to a
>> really bad (and frustrating) print experience.
> Really?  I could at least conceive of a spreadsheet being used to
> generate (algorithmically) a color grid, which becomes a target.
> Sure, it's a stretch, but deliberately withholding a capability
> because some user might find it and get themselves confused just rubs
> me the wrong way.  Present things more intelligently, warn people if
> they're about to do something they probably won't like, OK.  But to
> deliberately withhold a capability that already exists (by telling the
> already-coded print dialog not to make certain options available) just
> isn't the right way to go about doing things.
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