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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Content creation

From: Ian Lynch
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Content creation
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 17:46:33 +0000

On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 18:30 +0100, Carsten Agger wrote:
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> Ian Lynch wrote:
> > So you have to map RGB to CMYK and it has been done in quite a few
> > proprietary products so there is some sort of mathematical relationship.
> > Sounds like a university applied maths project. Ok, I'm probably missing
> > a lot but if that relationship was cracked and put out into the public
> > domain surely it would be then relatively easy to build software to
> > implement it? The mathematics wouldn't be patentable would it? 
> If it were that simple it would probably already be  done.

Agreed, I wasn't really thinking it was that easy but a start is better
than nothing.

> However, the good news is that GEGL and CMYK and spot colours should be
> arriving in Gimp 2.6 ... which, alas,  is however not very forthcoming,
> as 2.4 was only just released.

But better that it is coming than not. Let's just be positive. Once the
methods are documented it makes it easier and easier for others to
follow and improve. Pioneering is always hard but time always passes
quicker than you think - well at my age it does ;-)

Thank you for your efforts.

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