[tex-live] ICC profiles for PDF/A compliance

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Sep 11 02:48:34 CEST 2018

Dear all,

On Sun, 09 Sep 2018, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> So if we don't find an ICC sRGB profile with an appropriate license we
> can create one ourselves with a license which makes everybody happy.

As far as *I* remember this is not a trivial task.

> For the time being, Norbert, could you add the file
>   sRGB_IEC61966-2-1_black_scaled.icc
> to tlcontrib if you haven't done this already?

And where should it be installed? Into the pdfx directory or 

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Ross Moore wrote:
> But there is one aspect of this that I don’t have the expertise in color usage to decide.
> How different are the various profiles?
> What is the difference between them? Does it matter?
> If we make a choice, then there should be a reason for it, concerning the actual
> colour output, either on-screen or when printed with different devices.

I think this is an important question and one that *I* cannot answer,
but I guess it makes lot of difference. I used icc profiles paired with
calibrated targets to color-correct slides I have scanned. Without it
the scan wasn't really nice at times.

All the best


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