On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 16:00 -0600, Leonard Evens wrote:
> Good luck in getting information about matters like this. The
> documentation on gimp color management is sparse to non-existent. In
> the fullness of time I expect this will be remedied, but it doesn't seem
> as if it will be any time soon.
If I remember correctly, you promised to make a start with some
documentation on this subject...
> Are you using gimp under Linux or under Windows? I have no idea how
> gimp color management might work under Windows. Windows does have some
> standard locations where things like display profiles are put, but I
> doubt if gimp makes use of them.
The SVN version of GIMP does add a shortcut to the standard color
profile location to the profile file-chooser dialog on Windows (see bug
#503410). This is not implemented in GIMP 2.4.
GIMP uses the systemwide configured display profile on almost all
platforms though. This includes Windows and Mac OS X.
> Some color managed applications under Linux make use of the .color
> directory in your home directory. I don't know if gimp does that.
It does. It adds a shortcut to that directory to the profile
> There is an option to make use of the "system profile" for your display
> profile, but I don't know what gimp does when you check that. There is
> a way under X to specify a display profile, but I don't know if gimp
> makes use of that. I've seen some suggestions that it does. You would
> have to figure out how to specify that information to X.
(as linked from http://developer.gimp.org/standards.html)
You can set the display profile using the xicc tool available from
http://www.burtonini.com/computing/xicc-0.2.tar.gz This is expected to
be integrated into the GNOME and KDE settings at some point.
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