Re: [Gimp-developer] New Image/Color Management option

On 06/04/2016 02:50 PM, Elle Stone wrote:

2. "File/New/Color manage this image".
    Unchecking this option does NOT disable color management, but merely
assigns the GIMP built in sRGB profile to the image, which is already the
default color profile for new images.

Supposing the option was renamed to be more explicit about what it
does, would it still bother you?

My apologies, you are referring to the New Image menu. No, there is absolutely no way to reword that option to make it less confusing and misleading.

New images by default are sRGB images unless the user explicitly chooses a different ICC profile for the image.

The only rewording that doesn't mislead the user is something like "Uncheck this option to assign the GIMP built-in sRGB profile to your new image."

Unchecking this option creates an image that says "not color managed" as the ICC profile, (even if the unsuspecting and confused user also chose a different ICC profile from disk).

But checking the Image Properties, the Color Profile is GIMP built-in sRGB.

And checking the displayed colors against the colors that are seen on my monitor when color management really is disabled confirms that color management isn't disabled.

How are users not going to be confused about this?

Changing the verbiage in the Image Properties is not a solution because in reality the image really is color-managed and it really does have the GIMP built-in sRGB profile assigned.

"Color managed" has a meaning. It's not a complicated meaning.

You can't make things simpler for users by trying to redefine the basic terms that are used by all other image editors and the entire community of people who use color management in their workflows. This "redefinition" just isn't going to accomplish anything except to confuse and mislead users.


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