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

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Fri Sep 14 05:30:03 CEST 2018

Yes, why not. The /usr/share/color/argyll/ref/sRGB.icm profile is also
free, it states "Created by Graeme W. Gill. Released into the public
domain. No Warranty, Use at your own risk."

I don't have personally prefer one sRGB profile over another. Since
that website makes a careful investigation and reasoned argument, it
is better than no data at all, so why not go with that one then.

-- Peter

Norbert Preining wrote:
> Dear Peter, dear all,
> > sRGB.iccprofile.xml
> > sRGB.icc
> > FOGRA39L_coated.iccprofile.xml
> > FOGRA39L_coated.icc
> Thanks a lot.
> BUT ...
> I was pointed in private by a pdfx user to
> 	https://ninedegreesbelow.com/photography/srgb-profile-comparison.html
> which gives a *very* detailed and interesting comparison, though
> slightly dated (2012/2015) of different sRGB color profiles, and argues
> strongly in favor of the Argyllcms sRGB profile as being the one closest
> to the specification with the best properties.
> https://www.argyllcms.com/
> The original mail to me also contained the following statement
> > Regarding other sRGB profiles, there are some that are also close to the
> > specification, but there are others that have got a different white
> > point, a different tone response curve or a different black point.
> > Please try to avoid the latter.
> The file contained in the argyll-ref package in Debian is
> 	/usr/share/color/argyll/ref/sRGB.icm
> The discussion at the above mentioned web site - although I couldn't
> check all the details - makes me somehow tempted to use the sRGB from
> ArgyllCMS.
> Peter, what is your opinion on this?
> Thanks
> Norbert
> --
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