[argyllcms] Re: Question about dispwin -L

  • From: Graeme Gill <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:58:07 +1100

Leonard Evens wrote:
Under Fedora 9 Linux, if I understand correctly,

dispwin -I cal/profile

(a) loads the designated calibration into the video LUT and sets the ICC
atom in X to the appropriate profile. (b) It also copies the indicated
file to

dispwin -L

does (a).  But my
directory contains copies of every profile I have used.

Right. They'll stay there until you uninstall them using -U

How does dispwin -L know which one of them to use?

Because it's recorded the association between the profile
and the display in the file ~/.config/color.jcnf

See <http://www.argyllcms.com/doc/ucmm.html>

It's not likely anything other than Argyll uses this
convention though. Applications should really just be
looking for the appropriate atom:
that dispwin -L will create.

I ask this question because it seems clear that eye of gnome and gimp
are showing different things although both supposedly use the
calibration/profiling information, and I am trying to figure out why.  I
believe that eog should be using color management because I checked the
source code.   gimp and inkscape show exactly the same thing so I am
confident they are doing what they should.

Sorry, no idea.

Graeme Gill.

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