[Openicc] What is exactly needed for color management ... driver setup PPD

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Wed Jun 1 06:04:48 PDT 2011

On 01.06.2011 13:48, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> On 06/01/2011 12:42 PM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> How are PPD options like gamma or brightness get passed to Gutenprint?
>> Would it suffice to place the Gutenprint calibration XML in the PPD to
>> pass to Gutenprint driver?
> Every CUPS filter has access to the PPD file to read out things like
> default option settings and also any other definition in the PPD, like
> ICC profile definitions, basic printer properties, ... In addition,
> the filter gets called with a special command line, where the 5th
> argument is a space-separated list of option settings containing all
> settings supplied with the job as IPP attributes, especially the
> settings of PPD options given  by the user in the printing dialog.

Ok, then we assume the PPD to remain fixed and the cups_option_t options
would have to contain the 1Mbyte Gutenprint XML during sending the print
file. Makes that sense at all?

Has anyone a idea if that will work with Qt/KDE and Gnome print stacks?

kind regards

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