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    Argyll CMS

    Thought I would start a thread about Argyll CMS.

    Argyll is a full open source multi platform colour management system.

    Download from;
    Windows : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadwin.html
    Mac : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadmac.html
    Linux : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadlinux.html

    This is command line style software, so there is no graphical user interface.

    It has many options that are not available with other profiling packages.

    Probably the best gamut mapping I have ever used, with many options to improve the conversion from RGB to CMYK, or any colour space.
    Options to overwrite the standard rendering intents Abs, Per and Sat tables found inside a standard ICC profile.

    This software is not easy to get started, but is well worth the effort.
    I have lots of batch file to automate different functions of the software.
    Would be happy to share everything with any who wants to learn more about colour management.

    But beware, if you just want to make a profile from measurement data, maybe just use a standard package. But if you want to learn what different parts of a ICC profile do and how to get the best out of your printing, it is the best place to start.

    So give it a go, and if you have any questions, just reply to the thread.

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    Cool, to cruto.

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    I also would like to start use Argyll.

    Do you possibly know if it can handle multichannel profiles?

    Thanks.

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    Actually there are two GUIs available for ArgyllCMS.

    dispcalGUI: http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/

    ArgyllCMSGUI: http://www.digifab.com/ArgyllCMSGUI/

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    Arglly only supports CMYK and RGB output profiles.
    Some utilities support multi colour profiles, but not many.

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    I use argyll for all my pro applications, I have tested it against most other characterization software out there and it has been consistently better.

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    Argyll CMS Documentation

    Here's a fully indexed and bookmarked pdf, compiled from the Argyll CMS online documentation.

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    ArgyllCMS

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyside View Post
    Thought I would start a thread about Argyll CMS.

    Argyll is a full open source multi platform colour management system.

    Download from;
    Windows : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadwin.html
    Mac : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadmac.html
    Linux : http://www.argyllcms.com/downloadlinux.html

    This is command line style software, so there is no graphical user interface.

    It has many options that are not available with other profiling packages.

    Probably the best gamut mapping I have ever used, with many options to improve the conversion from RGB to CMYK, or any colour space.
    Options to overwrite the standard rendering intents Abs, Per and Sat tables found inside a standard ICC profile.

    This software is not easy to get started, but is well worth the effort.
    I have lots of batch file to automate different functions of the software.
    Would be happy to share everything with any who wants to learn more about colour management.

    But beware, if you just want to make a profile from measurement data, maybe just use a standard package. But if you want to learn what different parts of a ICC profile do and how to get the best out of your printing, it is the best place to start.

    So give it a go, and if you have any questions, just reply to the thread.
    Great topic; I've tried the various Argyll GUIs that others have written with varying degrees of success, but the gamut mapping is superior and the creator (Grahame Gill) is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of color management. I'd be very interested in what you have done...thanks.

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    @odda "Great topic; I've tried the various Argyll GUIs that others have written with varying degrees of success, but the gamut mapping is superior and the creator (Grahame Gill) is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of color management. I'd be very interested in what you have done...thanks. "

    Second that.

    Would like to see those batch files and know more.

    What's the best GUI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12345 View Post
    @odda "Great topic; I've tried the various Argyll GUIs that others have written with varying degrees of success, but the gamut mapping is superior and the creator (Grahame Gill) is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of color management. I'd be very interested in what you have done...thanks. "

    Second that.

    Would like to see those batch files and know more.

    What's the best GUI?
    @Bob
    try dispcalGUI for your monitor. I don't pretend to understand all of it but the number of configuration options is pretty incredible...

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    Yes, Argyll is superb. And - what was not written earlier - there is a vivid and supportive community around it.

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