> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Bogdan Szczurek > <thebod...@gmail.com> wrote: > > One final thougt: CMYK support subject was touched more than once > > on this list, but I think we should consider much broader view on > > the matters of printing. CMYK is only most often used set of > > colorants but there are much more colorants out there. Having > > native CMYK would be cool thing but even cooler would be to be able > > to add more colorants to prepared images. What about having > > "metallic" overprint/underprint in your projects? What about > > Hexachrome? Sure, one could prepare image in wide enough RGB > > (example ;)) and rely on profiles with hexachrome or prepare > > metallic layer in separate file but hey… one could also edit RGB > > files stored channel by channel in separate files but what for? > > Note that GIMP does offer support for such a a "manual spot-color" > workflow through the use of Channels - it can work for jobs sporting > one or more distinct spot ink such as metallic or fluorescent. > Although there is no preview or separation for that, at least one can > edit everything in the same .xcf project and export to distinct files.
Yup, I know, but how appealing it would be to have a preview :). A man can dream… a man can dream… ;) > As for yor other comments, even though they might express a need of > some designers, as you stated, they are not in current GIMP road map > neither seem as a goal of the program. It's a pity, though understandable… > If one is willing to ditch > color profiling alltogether, and wants to compose an image work only > with colorant intensity, it should be clear that GIMP's code base does > not support that, and another program should be used, unless it can be > achieved with the naive approach offered by image Channels. My best! tb
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