I’d like to enjoy the benefits of my near-AdobeRGB monitor, but I know MyPaint doesn’t directly support ICC profiles. SO, I’m wondering if this workflow would be a compromise, or am I missing something?
- Calibrate my monitor w/ DisplayCAL and munkicolor device.
- Apply system-wide ICC profile, for instance: (PHL 276E6 #1 2017-06-03 22-00 D6500 2.2 S XYZLUT+MTX.icc)
- Use MyPaint as I normally would but enjoy wider color gamut? (does this make sense?)
- When saving files, use ORA but also save as a PNG for a final sharable image.
- Load PNG into GIMP and assign the color profile from step 2.
- Export the image as PNG with the color profile attached. Share on imgur, etc, but with the caveat that it won’t look right for most people that don’t use an ICC enabled browser. imgur seems to preserve the embedded icc profile.
- Convert the image to sRGB with Perceptual or possibly Relative Colorimetric intent depending on the image. Share on imgur, etc. No ICC profile necessary.
So you end up with 3 files. Your ORA file from MyPaint w/ missing ICC profile, a PNG with a good ICC profile embedded in it, and a PNG that is converted to sRGB (no ICC profile needed since everything assumes sRGB anyway).
So if you were sharing these files on the Internet you’d really have to provide both versions, right? Or do any image sites somehow know if your client device supports ICC and automagically delivers an sRGB version or an ICC embedded version?
Test your browser: http://www.color.org/version4html.xalter
Also it might make sense to use this new sRGB profile for step 7: http://www.color.org/srgbprofiles.xalter