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

juh juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org
Mon Feb 17 16:10:58 CET 2020

Floris van Manen writes:

> 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.

At least, digital images are always RGB.

In my special case we started with a RGB corporate design as we are an
online cooperative. Print comes later.

(Strange I can't see the answer of Hans.)

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