[gs-devel] PDF rasterization for driverless printing: Color Management
jonas at jones.dk
Wed May 19 12:55:47 UTC 2021
Quoting Till Kamppeter (2021-05-19 12:53:22)
> On 19/05/2021 10:02, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >> What I want to do is to use the PDF files output intent if the
> >> printer supports it (the response to a get-printer-attributes IPP
> >> request to the printer tells which color spaces are supported),
> >> meaning if it is AdobeRGB only print in AdobeRGB if the printer
> >> supports it, otherwise fall back to sRGB.
> > It sounds wrong to set an output intent simply based on support by
> > the targeted printer.
> > As I understand it, output intent means "whatever the currently
> > targeted device is capable of, this (potentially different) color
> > space is the truly intended one". I.e. setting output intent is not
> > normally wanted at all.
> > With the above in mind, try read this again:
> >>> If you use both -sOutputICCProfile="ICC_profile.icm" and
> >>> -dUsePDFX3Profile and there is an output intent included in the
> >>> PDF file, the output intent is an intermediate mapping (i.e.
> >>> proofing profile) that will be used.
> >>> Unless you really want that, it would be my recommendation that
> >>> you just use
> >>> -sOutputICCProfile="ICC_profile.icm" and not -dUsePDFX3Profile
> > ...and notice the "you really want that" part. You _really_ want
> > CUPS to do proofing by default for devices that supports it?
> What I want to have is the following:
> I want that if a user prints an arbitrary (PDF) file that he gets the
> best color gammut which the printer supports. This should work fully
> automatically, as most users do not know about color management.
Have CUPS consult DBus interface of colord and if that provides a
printer ICC profile (or an ICC profile is hardcoded in the PPD file),
then pass -sOutputICCProfile="..." to ghostscript.
You could optionally have CUPS inspect if the PDF file has defined an
output intent and if certain that it provides one, then (as I understand
it) additionally pass -dUsePDFX3Profile to ghostscript.
> Now what is the best strategy now to make best use of the color spaces
> the printer support, to once not cut down the color gammut of the
> input file when sRGB gets used on a printer which could do AdobeRGB
> and also not loose color depth if a n input file with a color gammut
> fitting into sRGB is printed in AdobeRGB.
There is no single answer - it depends on which "best" you want.
That's why you need to consult the system and the print job.
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