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

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Mon Jun 6 21:37:16 PDT 2011

On Jun 6, 2011, at 5:49 PM, Graeme Gill wrote:

> Chris Murphy wrote:
>> As for including ICC in the name of anything, I think it means nothing to 99% of users.
>> So that makes it clutter for mortal users.
> That may be true, but by not using it, you are failing to give them a tool to
> understand what's going on. It's a key word. Yes they would have to learn it,
> but once they do they can use it to start making sense out of the color
> management landscape.
> [ie. not introducing such simple technical terms is really treating them like
> babies. That sort of patronising gets kind of annoying if you're trying to
> understand things.]

I don't think it's patronizing to reduce jargon. It is a "printer profile" or an "output device profile". I don't ever refer to things even myself as ICC profiles. If I thought there was some ambiguity over a "Printer Profile" found in a "Color" tab, then I would not be so reluctant to include "ICC". But it's not only superfluous, it's an acronym. This adds obscurity. I don't see it as being helpful but if the consensus is "ICC  Printer Profile" or "Printer ICC Profile" or whatever, I don't intend to complain about it.

Chris Murphy

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