[ANNOUNCE] Compicc 0.8.0

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Wed Aug 11 05:50:00 PDT 2010

Am 11.08.10, 13:20 +0100 schrieb sam tygier:
> On 10/08/10 12:14, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> The project brings you instant desktop colour correction on GPU through
>> the compiz window manager.
> does this mean that you dont need to tell applications about the monitor 
> profile anymore? for example if you load a profile into the gimp, will the 
> colours be double corrected?

A application will typical see the _ICC_PROFILE(_xxx) in Xorg. But the 
colour server replaces this for backward compatibility with a generic sRGB 
on. So the application converts to sRGB and from there Compicc converts to 
monitor space.

For applications which care, the native monitor space is still available.
But the have to communicate a bit with the colour server.
They can tell the colour server to opt out for a certain region in their 
window and do then the color conversion instead by their own.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management 
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

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