CMYKTool 0.1.2 Released


Since my coding time is currently very limited, here's a stopgap release with a few improvements until I can put more time in!

DownloadSource code - .tar.gz

DownloadWindows Binary - .zip

Please note: the Windows build requires an existing GTK+ installation - the easiest way to get that is to install GIMP.

Notable changes this time include:

  • French translation added - thanks to Cedric Gémy.
  • Profile selector now allows "None" as a choice for output profile.
  • Now has a "naive" non-colour-managed RGB -> CMYK conversion, accessed by setting the output profile to "None".
  • Added (currently non-functional) "External Utilities" tab to the preferences dialog.
  • Now remembers the last settings in the Save Dialog during a session.  They are also saved along with preferences.

Future plans include:

  • Support for unicode filenames.
  • Support for "duotone" images, where an image is converted to use black and a single spot colour.  (Similar to the Separate plugin's duotone feature, but with the ability to specity the spot colour.)
  • The addition of a "width" parameter to the Hold Grey mode, to hide the sharp transitions that can become visible between pure grey pixels and neighbouring very-nearly-grey pixels.  What I plan to do is take the distance from pure grey in RGB space, compare this against the "width", and interpolate between the pure grey in K only, and the CMYK value returned by the colour transform, giving a smoother transition between the two.
  • The ability to import PostScript and PDF (by means of GhostScript.  (There is already rudimentary support for this if GhostScript is in the path).
  • The ability to make use of Argyll to create a DeviceLink profile for a given source and destination profile.  (This will also allow recalculation of black-generation).
  • The ability to make use of Argyll to create a DeviceLink profile specifically for transforming a particular image (or set of images).