On Friday 17 February 2006 02:15 am, Andreas Klafft wrote:
> Hallo all,
> I am a GIMP user from Germany. I work in a company for large size
> printing (up to 5m) as an service and application engineer. At home I am
> using GIMP on a Linux machine. But now my questions:
> What's about colormanagement (CMM) in the GIMP? What is planned and how
> can I help you to improve the poor possibilities in GIMP and Linux. I am
> experienced in CMM and like to share this knowledge with you. But there
> has to be a lot of work for this not only in the GIMP, also in the
> LINUX. If you want to know somthing about that, please ask. Or is there
> something regarding licenses? That will be a pitty.
> In the GIMP I see only the implementation of the lcms-lib. This is not a
> starting point, this is nothing. Because you don't see really, what you
> do. I think there must be some developers only in charge for the CMM.
> But sorry, I am not able to write programs. But I can give you some
> stuff how-to.
> I will be thankfull for any response.
> Regards Andreas

In addition to the other replies I am going to add that there is a lot of 
stuff happening in this area for open source systems in general.   As Sven 
has pointed out there is work underway to add CM awareness to GIMP and I am 
sure that any help you could provide would be very welcome by those 
developing GIMP and the GIMP user community.   In fact the current GIMP 
development snapshot has some CM functionality but as Sven said needs more 

In addition there is CM related work going on with X.Org,  CUPS,  CinePaint, 
enblend, Hugin, LPROF, ArgyllCMS, Scribus, Krita, ImageMagick and many other 
applications.   If you want to keep informed about what is happening with CM 
for OSS projects I would recommend that you subscribe to the OpenICC mailing 
list.  Developers from all of the above projects are active on that mailing 
list as well as many others. 

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