[cairo] Spot colors (and CMYK)
ku.b at gmx.de
Thu Jan 21 07:10:21 PST 2010
Am 20.01.10, 19:17 -0500 schrieb James Cloos:
>>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> writes:
> Bill> I do not understand. What exactly do you think EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM IN
> Bill> THE WORLD does with those current CMYK "alternatives" when they draw
> Bill> them on the screen?
> Bill> I find it impossible to believe that any program does anything other
> Bill> than the simplistic conversion. Any "smarter" program will instead use
> Bill> the pantone color directly.
> Look at the XPDF or poppler src. They follow adobe's lead in converting
> DeviceCMYK to DeviceRGB (aka sRGB). The transform is straight forward,
> not too complex, but is not at all a simple r=m-1 kind of transform.
> Also, look for:
> and compare that against the TrivialCMYK in the same dir. That does the
> same transform.
> The idea is to simulate the look of a typical office colour laser
> printing to typical office uncoated paper on an sRGB monitor when
> each is viewed in conditions.
Xpdf/poppler just at the beginning to support colour management, if the
version you have seen has CM at all.
A proper way to simulate a output device on screen is to take the output
devices ICC profile in account not some fixed formula.
developing for colour management
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org
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