AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling

Graeme Gill graeme at
Mon Apr 3 07:38:15 PDT 2006

Michael Sweet wrote:
> Robert L Krawitz wrote:

>> I see it differently: we need to figure out how to allow the user to
>> switch between the simple and advanced dialogs and make it easy and
>> obvious for the user to do so.
> You want to essentially put a manual color profiler in every
> application without having the requirements or use cases to back
> it up.  *If* we can define these things, we'll have a much better
> chance of coming up with something that will work.  Otherwise, you'll
> just end up with something that works for a small subset of the whole
> (users, drivers, etc.)

Only a very small number of users will have the expertise and patience
to manually adjust calibration curves. By all means provide a mechanism
to supply calibration curve files along with ICC profiles, but widespread
use of non-manufacturer supplied calibration, will depend on user accessible
tools to generate the calibration curves programmatically with some sort of
instrument (be it a spectrometer, densitometer, or scanner.)

Graeme Gill.

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