Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 10:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks "This week's release of Ubuntu 7.10 is a significant win for the free software community. Not only does this release incorporate an updated package set - most notably with the Linux 2.6.22 kernel and GNOME 2.20, but it also delivers on new desktop innovations from BulletProofX and displayconfig-gtk to Compiz Fusion being enabled by default on supported systems. However, for those business professionals and gamers that remain dependent on some Windows-only binary applications, the WINE project has been making some excellent headway into supporting Windows applications on the Linux desktop. With Ubuntu 7.10 and WINE 0.9.46 in hand, we had set out to compare the performance between Windows XP and Gutsy Gibbon with WINE on two popular DirectX benchmarks."
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RE[8]: Wow
by naelurec on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 17:57 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Wow"
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You are correct. Ideally, a fully color managed workflow would insist on attaching the ICC profile with the native format (ie RGB for items digitized using an optical sensor) and then only at the output stage would convert these to LaB and then to the format for the output device (CMYK, CcMmYK, CMYKOG, etc..).

However, it has been my experience that very few professional designers are even aware of proper use of color management. I don't believe TheGimp natively supports ICC profiles which would be a huge issue as well.

In addition, you start to run into a color space issue as well. If you are doing all of your work in RGB then output to a CMYK device, no matter how well your color management is, the CMYK color space is not nearly as large as the RGB space .. as a result, when working in your application, you would most definitely want to SEE how the output would look in the smaller color space without necessarily degrading the quality of the file (ie through an RGB -> CMYK conversion).

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