[Scribus] ICC Profiling software for Linux/Windows machine

Christoph Schoenherr lists.cschoenherr
Thu Jun 5 17:35:47 CEST 2003

Hi Peter,

Thank you very much for your detailed comments, and also for the 
excellent littlecms docs which I had studied already and which 
were very helpful.

Please see the comments that I added to parts of your reply:

> If you are using a simple inkjet, the other way is to forget
> printer profiles stay in a RGB workflow. Keep your images in
> RGB and use the GIMP print drivers to adjust printer output to
> the screen. This is why the GIMP drivers were built in the
> first place.

My particular problem with gimp-print -- which I appreciate very 
much indeed -- is that I'm not using OEM inks, but pigmented 
Generations4 in a continuous ink flow system on my Epson 1270, 
along with with non-standard papers. I've already tried playing 
around with the adjustments in gimp-print, but didn't get good 
results. That's why I don't see any other solutions but output 
measuring devices.

> > For now I'm working on a Linux-only machine. Is there a
> > possibility to get proper printer profiles without getting
> > into Windows?
> Almost.. Marti Maria has done a great job with littlecms. It
> has improved greatly in the last couple of versions. I think
> he is trying to add a printer profiler in the next version of
> littlecms.

Yes, the littlecms is just great! But a printer profiler would 
still require either measuring hardware that works under Linux 
or a Windows-built profile...

Through a reply to another posting I found out about someone who 
uses Profile Prism and Picture Window Pro (for Windows) together 
with WINE and gimp-print, if this might be of interest:



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