[argyllcms] Re: printtarg feature request: scale gauge

  • From: edmund ronald <edmundronald@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 06:57:01 +0100

As a consultant, I can confirm that rescaled charts are one of the
typical user errors one gets when having a client print a target.
Typically what you want to do is generate a standard target and then
overlay an annotation template and alignment marks in Photoshop,
redimension the whole thing to something like 360 dpi so that a
printer driver like CUPS doesn't apply some weird sharpening or
antialiasing routines to it, and resave the whole thing as a
compressed TIFF which you use forever.

It might make sense to provide some standard letter and A4 sized
templates of inkjet charts as above for the most used instrument(s).


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 12:01 AM, Graeme Gill <graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Pascal de Bruijn wrote:
>> But I don't think subtracting a semi-random amount of margin will
>> solve this issue, so I would at least prefer the old behavior (rc3 and
>> earlier) to be reverted.
> You get that margin on the PS and EPS charts (and have done since
> the first release), so it's an oversight that this is not the
> case for TIFF. There's nothing to stop setting the margin to
> zero if you like. (And no it's not random, it's 6mm, a number
> specifically chosen.)
> Graeme Gill.

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