Graeme Gill wrote:
> The bottom line is that it depends on your purpose. If you
> have a particular reason to specify device dependent colors,
> then you deliberately don't want to tag the file with a profile.

This case worries me a bit. Hope you can enlighten me what the best practices 

In a way, it is paradoxical that the files which, among all files, depend the 
on color profiles, are the files which do not get profiles embedded.

If such device dependent files end up anywhere but in the printer spooler's 
directory, i see that as an invitation for trouble. Great fun for the collegue 
who gets
assigned to print those ten images i tailored for three different printers -- 
and now i
have to leave in a hurry...

On the other hand, it seems ridiculously wasteful to embed a printer's profile 
into a file
which gets send to that very printer anyway. Referencing an URL seems a good 
solution here.
This probably also holds true for the case, where images get optimized for a 
photo finisher
who provides regularily updated profiles of his minilab.

But how to avoid the overhead when such files are to be archieved?
After all, URLs tend to throw 404s after a while.
Just rely on the compression feature of the backup software?


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