[argyllcms] Re: Do nothing Profile

  • From: Graeme Gill <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:10:48 +1000

robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Does someone have a NULL, 'Does Nothing' profile? (assuming that such a
> thing is possible). 

There is no such thing as a "do nothing" device profile for an RGB space.

This is because device profile convert PCS to/from Device space.

You can certainly have a "do nothing" device link, or a "do nothing"
device profile that converts from PCS to L*a*b* (see Argyll ref/lab2lab.icm),
but I don't see how that helps you.

Sometimes you can setup a "do nothing" pair of RGB device profiles,
simply by making the RGB encoding profile and the destination device
profile the same.

In Photoshop 5.5 one simply ticked "printer color management"
and then turned off profiles in the printer driver setup, so that you are
left with the default printer driver RGB -> ink conversion that profiles
are applied to.

Graeme Gill.

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