new marketing paradigm for ICC?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Dale, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Dale

    Dale Guest

    I just got done reading some papers on

    VERY good stuff

    they admit that color managed device independent workflows have not
    taken hold in light of device hardware or device media standards like
    sRGB, SWOP, ProPhotoRGB, etc.

    it has been 20-30 or more years since color managed workflows have been
    developed and attempted to be marketed

    the marketing fails with education that will not likely take place
    especially in the open systems sense, and the concept of "good enough"
    color of sRGB etc. has prevailed under the existing marketing paradigm

    I remember when sRGB first started in ICC

    I complained on Kodak's internal ICC mailing list that this would lead
    in a direction other than color managed workflows, and it did

    obviously at this point there cannot be a marketing paradigm of color or
    appearance quality in all retrospect, the systems will not be developed
    as is

    with 16 bit capture, conversion spaces and storage spaces you cannot
    even market a quality advantage there,, 8 bit this is a possibility

    there is a marketing paradigm that might be pursued though, color and
    appearance PORTABILITY

    a research study of what use cases could take advantage of portability
    might lead to the development of portable "open systems" workflows, and
    the color superiority of color and appearance analysis would come with
    it, those seeking the portability will have a more open mind to the
    education of open systems

    this marketing campaign should be developed by the ICC and 3WC together
    Dale, Feb 21, 2014
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  2. Dale

    Dale Guest

    here are some open system workflows that would benefit from a little
    portability of appearance

    prepress lab wants an imaging lab large format display (print,
    transparency, translucency) from imaging lab

    imaging lab wants into printed page with their images from prepress lab

    sRGB is not device independent
    SWOP is not ink independent
    ProPhotoRGB is not device independent
    this has all gone far astray of the original ICC mission

    if you don't like to edit in XYZ, CIELAB, or CIELUV, use HSV as your
    workspace, popular device editing algorithms, like RGB, can be had from HSV

    HSV is more compatible with named/spot colors, art color palettes,
    mixing of colors when converted to Luv or Lxy, the creation of art, etc.
    Dale, Feb 21, 2014
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