On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 07:31:03AM -0700, William Skaggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 3) In devel-docs/parasites.txt, a standard parasite called "rendering-intent"
> is defined. I think this is based on a misunderstanding. Rendering
> intents come into play when you convert an image from one colorspace
> to another -- often the best way of doing the conversion is a function
> of the intended use of the result: printing, CRT viewing, etc. That
> is, a rendering intent is a property not of an image but of an
> image transformation.
I've two comments on this: first some image format store a rendering
intent, and this setting should be preserved, and the natural place to do it is a
And second, rendering intent is a property of a image transformation, but
there needs to be a way to select the actual image transformation, so the
rendering intent _is_ a property of the image just like a image comment
Think of it that way: an image using pseudocolour should probably be
rendered with wide colour spread. This is a property of a the image, i.e.
exact colours are not important. The rendering intent is used to select,
out of a set of colour transforms, one that best preserves this aspect of
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