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

On 06/04/2016 02:21 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
Supposing the option was renamed to be more explicit about what it
does, would it still bother you?

Making color management "disappear" for users who prefer to not ever think about color management (very different from "disable color management") is not such a bad goal, though the new image/color management options don't (imho) accomplish this goal.

Maybe try something along these lines?

Put a user option in Preferences/Color Management that says "Check this box if you really don't want to ever be bothered with color management." Write an explanation that says something like:

If you check this box, the following will happen:

1. sRGB will be used as your monitor profile. If your monitor has an sRGB emulation mode, please enable it. (Perhaps add additional options for users who don't want to think about color management but do have a monitor or installed system profile that they want GIMP to use).

2. All color management options will be grayed out in the UI.

3. All imported images will automatically be converted to sRGB for editing. You won't have to think about this. It will just happen.

4. Your XCF files will be automatically saved in the sRGB color space.

5. All exported images will be exported as untagged sRGB images.
(Perhaps add an option to embed an sRGB profile from disk for users who are aware of how Firefox default color management settings. Though this might be "too much information" as they would also need to know the difference between what makes sense for UI elements in web design, vs what makes sense for photographic images.)

Well, it's just a thought. I get emails from people asking me how to avoid color management as much as possible, and above is pretty much the advice I give them, and they do seem to understand and follow through. They even understand the part about Firefox default color management settings once they've been given an explanation.


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