[NTG-context] Any plans for an active color management?

Floris van Manen vm at klankschap.nl
Mon Feb 17 15:51:12 CET 2020

On 17-02-2020 15:39, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 2/17/2020 3:03 PM, Jan U. Hasecke wrote:
>> Are there any plans to automate these steps into ConTeXt? That would
>> enable us to work in RGB the whole time. Only when creating a print pdf
>> we would specify a color profile and ConTeXt would do the rest by
>> converting all rgb values to cmyk values due to the given color profile.
> that would mean plugging some color transfer function into the rgb ->
> cmyk conversion that is already there (but i never had to deal with
> color transfer functions)
>> As this seems very complex I fear that there are no plans to do this.
> not unless i know exactly what to do (or am forced to use it myself)
> can't you use spotcolors? these are kind of standardized (say pantone)

As in print the default is CMYK, why not start there.
The online might be RGB but all pdf viewers know how to deal with the
convertion from CMYK to RGB by themselves.


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