[Mageia-discuss] HP Printer

Claire Robinson eeeemail at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 22:56:44 CEST 2012

On 22/06/12 20:23, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-21 at 15:23 -0400, Gary Montalbine wrote:
>> I consider good color to be a close copy of what I have on my monitor.
> For this to work you generally need a colour-calibrated monitor.
> You can buy an "open source" calibrator called the colourhug (or might
> be colorhug) to do this.
> If you are scanning things to get your image then you need to calibrate
> your scanner, using a "colour target" or photo card. ArgyleCMS (open
> source) can help you with this, but calibrate your monitor first.
> Then, you need to calibrate your printer, with the inks and paper you
> plan to use. One way to do this is to print the scan of the photo card,
> once you have calibrated your scanner. Then scan the printout and use
> argyleCMS to generate a profile.
> Also, note that each device - scanner, camera, monitor, printer - has a
> range of colours it can print, called its "gamut", and the ranges are
> not the same.
> Some open source software, such as darktable and possible gimp with the
> separate+ plugin, may be able to point out which colours are out of
> gamut for the target device, I'm not sure.
> xsane has colour management support once you have a colour profile.
> You can actually get a long way more cheaply and simply by looking
> for .icc or .icm files (the colour profiles describing a device) for
> your printer and monitor, but since there's huge variation both with age
> of device and between devices, it's not really a good idea.
> Liam

You should write a wiki page about this Liam :)


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