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Re: a color management issue and how do I link TOOL_NAME stuffs with App

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: a color management issue and how do I link TOOL_NAME stuffs with AppKit
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 23:38:36 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Adam Fedor wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 10:59 PM, Alex Perez wrote:
> >>
> >> I think ColorSync/Profiles would be OK, but I'm not sure why Apple has
> >> so many separate directories devoted to similar things (Colors,
> >> ColorPickers already exist as well). It might be nice to consolidate
> >> everything under the Colors directory and have subdirectories under
> >> that.
> > At the risk of getting burned to a crisp for saying this, why break a
> > standard and create another, completely unused and completely 
> > proprietory
> > standard when one already exists. Can't we live with a somewhat poopy
> > directory structure?
> 1. ColorSync is an Apple trademark for implementation of the ICC
> standard, although they appear to be sharing it with Mozilla, so maybe
> that's not a problem.
> 2. The actual location of the files shouldn't matter, since the 
> profiles will probably be handled internally.
> 3. The location is anything but standard. If ColorSync is ever 
> implemented on other OSs, they'll probably put it in a different place 
> entirely (probably following that dumb FHS standard :-) )
Most PC hardware manufacturers distribute .icm files which are color 
profiles. It would be nice to have compatibility with this much more used 
standard as well as any others.


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