Hi Jeremias,

I think I see what you have in mind - the interface could simply expose
methods like
*Color convertXtoY(Color)*.  Or did you have in mind the methods returning
output type-specific color representaions?

Should AbstractPaintingState be responsible holding the ColorConverter and
exposing it as a property e.g for the utility of AFPGraphics2D before
calling setColor() on the GraphicsObject instance?



On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Jeremias Maerki <d...@jeremias-maerki.ch>wrote:

> Hi Peter
> See my question I attached to bug 48237. But of course, the ideal case
> is to have the color converted properly if possible.
> On 24.11.2009 15:30:30 Peter Hancock wrote:
> > At present FOP does not respect an image color setting of 'b+w' when
> > rendering svg to afp (see Bug 48237)
> >
> > According to the AFP spec (
> >
> http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/HA3N1M00/7.47.1?SHELF=APSBK320&DT=20001002123303
> )
> > it does not seem possible to specify a grayscale color space, and so my
> > question is how should colour be controlled?
> I think there are two general approached besides just using RGB:
> - CMYK with only the K component (that is a clear indication that we
> want a fully black color or shades of that)
> - using a Highlight color space (assuming black as a highlight/spot
> color)
> But I have no experience with highlight colors on AFP, so I can't tell
> if it would work.
> > Since AFPGraphics2D is responsible for setting the color on the MODCA
> > GraphicsObject prior to calling drawing  methods,  would a sensible fix
> to
> > the problem be to convert the awt.Color before calling this setter?
> Probably. I have some tentative need to have a general color conversion
> facility for FOP (not just AFP). For example, at some point we may want
> to have color conversion from sRGB to CMYK. Another use case for a color
> converter would be a detector which would convert any grayscale color (R,
> G, B or C, M, Y with equal values) to a CMYK value (with only K) which
> might in certain situations improve output quality because otherwise a
> RIP might be inclined to mix black by mixing CMY. I can imagine that a
> general interface could be defined for which there could be multiple
> implementations depending on the use case and configuration. For the
> present case, one implementation of that interface per color setting
> could be written for AFP. Not sure, just brainstorming.
> > Any thoughts would be most welcome,
> >
> > Pete
> Jeremias Maerki

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