On 05/02/2015 09:00 AM, Michael Schumacher wrote:

On 05/02/2015 01:28 PM, Elle Stone wrote:
On 04/30/2015 05:43 PM, Michael Schumacher wrote:

For examples have a look at the Save & Export and Single Window Mode

* http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Save_%2B_export_specification

* http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Single-window_mode_specification

I am willing to write up formal specifications but only if there is a
consensus from the main devs that the proposal for changing the UI to
allow easy switching between linear and perceptual RGB might actually be
seriously considered.

The specs as linked above are what convinced and convinces the main
developers of the usefulness of the changes.

So "I will only write a spec if the main developers already agree with
said spec" will be a bit hard.

If the core devs are interested in allowing the user to easily choose between linear and perceptual RGB on a per op/per layer blend mode basis, then a spec would seem to provide a starting point for figuring out how to implement the user's ability to choose between linear and perceptual RGB.

If the devs already have agreed among themselves to remove that choice from the user, there's no point in my writing a spec for functionality that goes against developer consensus.

To be more blunt, the babl flips are Pippin's brain-child. If Pippin says "no user choice", is there any real benefit to anyone if I write up a spec? Wouldn't it just be a waste of everyone's time?

If the main devs are opposed to the idea then I don't want to put any
more effort into the topic.

Any change needs support, preferably by many people who are involved in
the project already.If there is the choice between the status quo and
something they do not understand, guess what they will support.

Hmm, well, see, I have this website devoted to color management. Half (well, probably only a third) the articles on my website were written to help the GIMP devs understand various aspects of color management.

It seems I have failed to boil color management down to bites that are small enough for easy developer consumption and yet comprehensive enough to be sufficiently informative. I do keep trying. Please ask questions!

Color management and free/libre photography

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