[cairo] Spot colors (and CMYK)

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 09:58:51 PST 2010

ecir hana wrote:
> Hello,
> just a quick one: what do you think should happen when you have one
> surface in duotone (or CMYK or any other non-3D space, as Bill Spitzak
> calls them) and you want to paint it over (copy, multiply) 3D color
> space? In other words, what do you think, who should do the conversion
> - Cairo or the application? But perhaps you, or someone else, see
> another possibility?

Cairo should mix the sRGB values together using normal math. The back 
end will have a final result of a given sRGB triplet, plus the fact that 
a given spot color contributed to the result. It can then try to extract 
the additive contribution of this spot color and figure out how to print 
the given sRGB using as much of the spot color as possible.

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