Hello Graeme! I'm interesting in the dithering option for printtarg TIFF output. The option is needed for 8-bpp devices and proposed to obtaining even and tolerant measurements for printing workflows with dithering by default. At a moment, my generic workflow for target creatiin consist of: 1) generating the target data with preliminary (from similar device) ICC-profile; 2) generating 16-bit TIFF target images; 3) changing the "color depth" of images from 16-bit to 8-bit in Adobe Photoshop Elements (the dithering is applying in Photoshop by default); 4) saving 8 bit per channel targets. This workflow allows me to obtain the best target color rendering in darkest and lightest areas of device gamut. This is important for not linearized devices with native 24bpp RGB image data path (the devices with Windows GDI drivers). In some not very rare cases the device behavior in highlights or darkest areas is very steep. Without the dithering there will be noticeable posterizing or banding. So, the most of modern color-managed printing programs performs the dithering after the conversion by device ICC profile but before sending the job to the printer. In case of steep device response and if I have preliminary device profile I can render the problematic color areas more evenly with dithering and without using "-Q8" in printtarg. Often I have no reliable information about printing workflow and know only that the device driver is 24-bpp RGB. So I should provide 8 bit per channel target images with dithering to measure practice device behavior smoothly. I've tried to wrote a simple script using ImageMagic (binary for MS Windows) for dithering. But I've didn't fine how to apply error-diffusion dithering correctly. It's just didn't work. I find a way to apply ordered dither by ImageMagic. But in case of ordered dither there may be aliasing with regular target structure (I saw it on a targets with relative low resolution, about 180dpi). I had to process target images "by hand" in Adobe Photoshop Elements because the last performs dithering but have very little automation capabilities. P.S. Thank You for the answer my question about targen filtering option, //www.freelists.org/post/argyllcms/targen-samples-filter-out-bug-v135,1 I suppose the clarification "Note that some classes of the full spread patches don't support generating the total number of patches while being filtered - instead the points are generated then filtered" would be appropriate in targen -F option description.