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Re: [css4-color] color-correction

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:55:34 -0700
Cc: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>, Nantonos Aedui <chris@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <7CAA82AA-3461-41A5-A522-B4E16A0C537E@me.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Apr 18, 2013, at 12:16 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> In this morning telecon, Chris objected to this new property.
>> The minutes are not very detailed so I would like to know what the problem
>> is with this new property.
>> 
>> My reason for asking is that this property is very similar how Adobe treats
>> colors in its authoring applications and acrobat.
> 
> Chris can probably fill in better, but I believe his argument was
> that, at the time color-correction was first proposed (years ago)
> several popular formats were *not* color-managed.  In particular,
> Flash wasn't.  Today, Flash can be color-managed

It seems that it is possible for Flash developers to opt into color correction
for their plugin content [1], but I don't believe it's possible for the browser to
tell the plugin that color correction should be used by default, or what the color
correction profile is.

So I'm guessing that both browsers and Flash would still need to be change
for this to work.

> as can JPEG and
> other image formats.  Thus, if an author wants to ensure everything
> matches, they just need to opt everything into color management, and
> they're done.  No need to involve CSS.


Simon

[1] http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/quickstart/color_correction_as3.html
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