[Digikam-users] suddenly cannot choose a monitor profile in settings

Martin (KDE) kde at fahrendorf.de
Tue Dec 22 18:34:01 GMT 2009

Am Dienstag, 22. Dezember 2009 schrieb Marcel Wiesweg:
> > My monitor gamma and colour temperature is already factory
> > calibrated to sRGB. What I used to do was simply select my
> > working colour space (wide gamut) and my monitor colour space
> > (sRGB) in digikam. Now I cannot do this.
> >
> > This stuff is FAR too complicated. I had it working for me but
> > now a software change has stopped that from working.
> >
> > On a Mac I choose 2 profiles in the system settings and it's all
> > done. On Linux it appears I need to be able to write a thesis on
> > colour management. Why does it need to be so hard?
> You're quite right about the system settings part here. Indeed,
>  there should be a tab in the system settings allowing you to
>  specify a monitor profile. This should then be loaded at start of
>  X server and provided to application via the X atom method
>  outlined above.
> _All this is outside the scope of digikam_

Yes, this is definitly outside the scope of digiKam. But there are so 
many myths about CM that sometimes it is good to draw a big picture.

> Digikam comes in when trying to find a monitor profile. If it finds
>  one specified by X, it will use it. I don't come up with a usecase
>  where this should not be done. Thus, the combo box is greyed out.
> So the bug is twofold:
> 1) Distributions should package and install per default a tool to
>  load a monitor profile (argyllcms appears to be unpackagable
>  though) and at least an sRGB and an AdobeRGB-compatbible profile
>  (if the Adobe profile package cannot be installed per default due
>  to license restrictions, dont know) 2) KDE system settings should
>  provide the settings panel.

At least Fedora 11 has an argyllcms package, so it must be packagable. 


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