[Openicc] Gutenprint mission as Linux moves towards color managed workflows

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Sun May 13 17:20:49 PDT 2012


On May 13, 2012, at 1:31 PM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
> Am 13.05.12, 12:40 +0200 schrieb Till Kamppeter:
>> On 05/13/2012 12:53 AM, edmund ronald wrote:
>>> Therefore, we believe that any new print solutions that we support
>>> should *also* fully enable the historical CM-off print queues
>>> as these are important for our existing userbase. These are also essential
>>> for our contributors  as engineering and diagnostic tools.
>> What we need here then is a standardized CUPS filter option (like there are already options as "number-up", "page-ranges", ... in the CUPS filter system) to turn off color management. It could be a boolean option named
>>  color-management
>> which is set to "on" by default and sending a job with the command line option or IPP attribute
> May I point out, that Gutenprint people originally asked for a global per queue CM-off switch without additional per job effort. However the color-management IPP option would operate per job and needs additional
> input.

All you'd need to do is:

	lpadmin -p printer -o color-management-default=false

to set the default for the queue.

That said, please use a prefixed attribute name for this (e.g. org.linuxfoundation.color-management)...

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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