On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:40:23 +0300, Juhana Sadeharju
> Hello.
> Several mails in this thread says that the images will be converted
> between colorspaces, such as monitor colorspace.
> Does GIMP keep two versions of the same image: one for image processing
> and saving, and one for displaying?

The monitor colorspace would never be an intermediate colorspace, just
the final transformation the final composite would go through, the
final composite (consisting of the "merge visible layers" is just an
intermediate representation seperate from the actual data in the

> Please don't make the same mistage with the colorspace issue.
> Worse is if you force people to convert images in lossy way
> as you have planned.

The user would be in full control of what conversions happens, and
could choose not to apply a transform, for most unspecified rgb data,
sRGB would probably be a safe assumption, and thus would be no problem
in actual use, the added benefit would be that the images would be
"blessed" with correct information, when users have a monitor profile
as well, they can be assured that the reproduction of the images is
correct across other color managed programs and devices.

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