"The key to getting first-rate image output on any operating
system is setting up a good workflow. One piece of the workflow
puzzle that used to be out of reach for Linux users is device
profiling--accurately measuring hardware devices like scanners and
monitors to account for their differing capabilities. But a
relatively young open source application called Lprof does a
professional job at that task.
"At good workflow ensures that every stop the image file makes
along its journey--scanner, digital camera, editing software,
monitor, printer--is a known quantity, so the color management
system can apply the correct transformation to the image at each
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