[argyllcms] Argyll's test window size

  • From: Pascal de Bruijn <pmjdebruijn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:20:23 +0200


Currently Argyll's test window can be resized using the following
parameters for most components which do screen measurements (like

 -P ho,vo,ss
(ho,vi: 0.0 = left/top, 0.5 = center, 1.0 = right/bottom)
(ss: 0.5 = half, 1.0 = normal, 2.0 = double)

However, it only allows for scaling the square test window, not
changing it's shape.

Some colorimeters/spectrophotometers don't require a large test area,
I'm particularly thinking of the Huey and the ColorMunki, both would
do just as well with a half a square. So having two parameters which
would allow for horizontal and separately vertical scaling would be
rather nice. Like:

-P ho,vo,hs,vs

(horizontal scale and vertical scale, if vertical scale is missing
horizontal scale could revert to being ss for backward compatibility).

so -P 0.5,0.5,0.5,1.0 would probably work quite well for the
colormunki and huey.

One of the added advantages is that when reading rather small displays
(think netbooks), the test window tends to obscure a large part of the
window, making stuff harder to operate (be it GNOME Color Manager, or
just the Terminal with dispcal on it). Reclaiming some display
real-estate could be quite convenient (though hardly critical).

Pascal de Bruijn

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