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Argyll Color Management System (ArgyllCMS)

Argyll is an ICC compatible color management system. It supports accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, CMYK printers, and film recorders, and calibration and profiling of displays. Spectral sample data is supported, allowing a selection of illuminants observer types, and paper fluorescent whitener additive compensation. Profiles can also incorporate source specific gamut mappings for perceptual and saturation intents. Gamut mapping and profile linking uses the CIECAM02 appearance model, a unique gamut mapping algorithm, and a wide selection of rendering intents. It also includes code for a fast 8-bit raster color conversion engine as well as support for fast, fully accurate 16-bit conversion. Device color gamuts can also be viewed and compared using a VRML viewer.

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  •  30 Sep 2013 21:55

    Release Notes: This bugfix release includes fixes for ColorMunki and DTP94.

    •  16 Aug 2013 21:34

      Release Notes: Support for JETI specbos 1211 and 1201 instruments. Video profiling and 3dLut creation support for eeColor and MadVR. Important bugfixes for Windows and OS X. Improved support for colord and colorhug instruments on Linux.

      •  08 Mar 2013 22:03

        Release Notes: Turns off FWA debugging plots. Fixes display of whitepoint problem. Fixes a webwin crash. Fixes a gcc link order problem.

        •  01 Mar 2013 22:53

          Release Notes: Numerous improvements and bugfixes.

          •  20 Apr 2012 13:54

            Release Notes: This feature and bugfix release adds JPEG and Web support, and fixes i1d3 bugs.

            RSS Recent comments

            09 Dec 2002 07:43 ggill

            Re: What about patents?
            Argyll is primarily a research project. I haven't knowingly used patent technology,
            but then I haven't gone and researched software patents in foreign countries like the USA.
            One of the "bogy man" patents has expired (the schriber patent). As long as
            patent offices keep OK'ing obvious ideas and developments, progress will suffer,
            and there will be problems.

            By making Argyll public I am guaranteeing that this technology will
            be free of patents at some time in the future.

            04 May 2002 11:10 walles

            What about patents?
            I vaguely seem to recall that the reason for GIMP ( not having any color management features (?) is because of patent issues. Does this application use any patented technology?


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