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

Graeme Gill graeme at argyllcms.com
Mon May 14 06:47:28 PDT 2012

edmund ronald wrote:
>  Maybe I've used too harsh language here - it's not that we don't expose the options, it is that
> some off them should IMHO be placed in a "touch only if you really know what you are doing group",
> so that a user does not inadvertently get a bucket of ink running down the front of his
> large-format printer. 

A calibration mode that is invokable from upstream for the purposes of a specific type
of calibration (ie. calibration curves) should be a mode that is appropriate for that
purpose. It doesn't necessarily map to wide open and raw. It shouldn't do total ink
limiting, but (for inkjet technology) it needs to do per channel gross limiting, to
account for the dot overlap of the printing mode.

ie. the aim here is really to have the appropriate print path modes to support
the smooth and reliable operation of certain specialised applications, namely
calibration and profiling.

(See <http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/openicc/2011q2/003659.html> for a summary
 of the four modes. We are now talking about just the last 3 modes.)

Graeme Gill.

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