[Openicc] Gutenprint team requests CM-off for a print queue be provided as a maintained engineering facility.

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 10 06:50:53 PDT 2012

On Thu, 10 May 2012 15:39:53 +0200 (CEST), Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
> Am 10.05.12, 09:11 -0400 schrieb Robert Krawitz:
>> On Thu, 10 May 2012 13:49:50 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
>>> On 10 May 2012 13:34, Graeme Gill <graeme at argyllcms.com> wrote:
>>>> Without the ability to print targets though, the whole print
>>>> chain is worthless since there's no way of color profiling it.
> The PDF OutputIntent + DeviceXXX should provide a robust way to pass
> through application colour numbers, be that targets or early bound
> colour imagery.

But it means that PDF files have to be specially prepared.

>> And as noted, if this option is in the PPD file, GTK can do nothing
>> about it unless it wants to special case it (or just not provide options
>> that it doesn't explicitly know about, which would be problematic in
>> other ways).  In the abstract, I don't favor this (it means that whether
>> the option is available or not depends upon who wrote the PPD file), but
>> if it's the only way to accomplish it, I'll live with it.  It's not like
> It is not the only way. It is a additional way for experts. As such,
> please do not put CM-off switches into a PPD by default. It will bite
> the majority of non expert users. Better we provide a tutorial on, how
> experts can hand prepare a PPD for printing with CM-off.

It won't "bite" non-expert users unless they deliberately (or experiment
with) checking off that box.

I fully intend to add that option to Gutenprint PPD files when/if it
becomes available.
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