> 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!

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