Well, you could say I’ve been busy. I’ve had a couple of days off this week, and instead of relaxing like normal people, I wanted to fix ICC profiles on GNOME.
First the hard bit. You have to go to your screen vendors website, and download the “drivers” for your monitor. They’ll likely come in a zip file with other junk like .inf, .cat and other windows driver stuff. Somewhere in there should be a .icm or .icc file which contains the data you need specific for your monitor.
Then go to System->Prefrerences->Color Profiles and select the correct file for your monitor. There are also some other test files you can play with.
Then you can set any gamma or contrast or brightness settings if you wish. The gamma defaults to 2.2 just like newer Apple systems and Windows XP, but if you don’t like this you can set it back to 1.0.
You’ll need shared-mime-info from git master (for the double click to work) and gnome-color-manager from gnome git.
There’s still lots of work to do, such as:
- New project icon
- Help and man documentation
- A website of some description
- A mailing list
- The calibration button to be wired up with hardware devices
I’ve ordered myself a Pantone Huey hardware calibration device, and soon hope to have this wired up to gnome-color-manager to make accuratly calibrating a device as easy as a single click.
Now, I’m all out of time for this little bit of fun, as I have to return back to fixing PackageKit and DeviceKit-power for the impending F12 release, but if anyone wants to help me with this I would be very grateful.