[argyllcms] Re: Question about dispwin -L

  • From: Leonard Evens <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:03:10 -0500

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 09:58 +1100, Graeme Gill wrote:
> 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
> > ~/.local/share/color/icc/devices/display
> > 
> > dispwin -L
> > 
> > does (a).  But my
> > ~/.local/share/color/icc/devices/display
> > 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

Thanks for the information.

I don't understand how to use 

dispwin -U

I've tried all sorts of ways to specify the profile as an argument to
the command, but I keep error messages.

> 
> 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:
> <http://www.burtonini.com/computing/x-icc-profiles-spec-0.2.html>
> 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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