[argyllcms] Re: Grayscale ICC profile

  • From: "Alan Goldhammer" <agoldhammer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:54:05 -0500

Tom is correct.  I posed the same question a couple of years ago and Graeme 
replied that you cannot generate a gray scale profile.  You can generate a 
patch set and read it using Argyll and then plug the results into Roy 
Harrington’s QTR scripting program.  That will generate a profile that you can 
use with Epson printers that have an ABW driver.  I have used targen to 
generate both a 21 and 51 step B/W patch set for profile generation.  One note 
if you go down this route, the profiles are only good if you are running a 
Windows OS.  MacOS will not permit you to allow Photoshop/Lightroom to manage 
colors with the ABW driver.




From: argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Tomasz Danus
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2014 7:14 AM
To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [argyllcms] Re: Grayscale ICC profile


Hi Alexey 


I am using modified method from



Works perfect with Argyll and QTR.




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On 1 December 2014 at 12:01, Andrzej Andrez <an2rez@xxxxxxxxx 
<mailto:an2rez@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote:


Look here: http://www.argyllcms.com/doc/Limitations.html

I think that argyllcms does not support gray scale (monochrome) profiles yet.

Best regards,




2014-12-01 12:46 GMT+01:00 Alexey Gribunin <Gribunin@xxxxxxx 
<mailto:Gribunin@xxxxxxx> >:


Is there any possibility to create grayscale ICC profile with ArgyllCMS?

I tried to create ti3 according to ti3 file generated by "targen -d0" and then 
fakeread from it but without success.

I'm getting Error - Output device input file has unhandled color representation 

What's wrong am I doing?

My ti3 file attached.

Best regards,
Alexey Gribunin.



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