[Openicc] What is exactly needed: Embedded Profile in CUPS raster !!

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 02:14:41 PDT 2011

In the end, whatever is done will *for consumers* be only as good as the
pre-installed media prosets *and the downloadable crowdsourced ones*


On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Alastair M. Robinson <
blackfive at fakenhamweb.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 03/06/11 03:48, Chris Murphy wrote:
>  What if the driver Media Types were simply a means of choosing a
>> behind-the-scenes sRGB to deviceN device-link profile?
>> (or sRGB to RGB, or sRGB to CMYK, or Adobe RGB to CMYK - whatever the
>> combination would necessarily be that produce
>> the best out of box experience that the driver manufacturer/bundler is
>> willing to produce).
> That'd be fine - provided the selection process is transparent, and there's
> a simple, easily understandable one-to-one relationship between driver
> options and whatever blob represents the colour conversion - and provided
> installing new ones is easy.
> What's not acceptable, to my mind, is a printer allowing a couple of dozen
> different option permutations to be selected, but only covering a handful of
> them with profiles (or whatever mechanism is in use), and leaving the user
> with no clue as to whether the options they've got selected have a valid
> corresponding profile (or whatever).  Putting the "profile" (or devicelink,
> or whatever) first avoids this issue - I don't care how it's actually
> presented, whether the profiles and settings blobs are "imported" as
> presets, or whether they're presented as user-selectable profiles (which,
> yes, I know, is never going to happen) - just so long as the behaviour of
> the whole is predictable, scrutable, flexible and debuggable.
> All the best
> --
> Alastair M. Robinson
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