[wiki] [sites] Reflect recent major changes in farbfeld || FRIGN

From: <git_AT_suckless.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:47:51 +0100

commit ef9318cb5a9c4c5c8a0cb6d0c21f245ccaa33960
Author: FRIGN <dev_AT_frign.de>
Date: Fri Jan 29 23:47:21 2016 +0100

    Reflect recent major changes in farbfeld

diff --git a/tools.suckless.org/farbfeld/index.md b/tools.suckless.org/farbfeld/index.md
index c6c4d9d..0e760bf 100644
--- a/tools.suckless.org/farbfeld/index.md
+++ b/tools.suckless.org/farbfeld/index.md
_AT_@ -10,9 +10,9 @@ It has the following format:
 | 4 | 32-Bit BE unsigned integer (width) |
 | 4 | 32-Bit BE unsigned integer (height) |
 | [2222] | 4⋅16-Bit BE unsigned integers [RGBA] / pixel |
-| | - pixels in rows |
-| | - linear ROMM RGB (ISO 22028-2:2013) (= linear ProPhoto RGB = Melissa RGB) |
-| | - no alpha premultiplication |
+| | pixels in rows, not alpha-premultiplied |
+The RGB-data should be in sRGB.
_AT_@ -108,46 +108,6 @@ There is no need for special grayscale, palette, RGB, 1-, 2-,
 Just use 16-Bit RGBA all the time and let compression take
 care of the rest.
-### What is linear ROMM RGB?
-[ROMM RGB](http://www.color.org/chardata/rgb/rommrgb.xalter) is specified
-in ISO 22028-2:2013 and is better known as ProPhoto RGB.
-As an intermediate format, farbfeld should be easy to work with, so the
-RGB data has to be linear.
-This is what is meant as Linear ROMM RGB and is already used
-[internally in Adobe Lightroom, known as Melissa RGB](http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/imprint_downloads/peachpit/peachpit/lightroom4/pdf_files/LightroomRGB_Space.pdf).
-The reason why not all RGB data is linear is because our eye can differentiate
-darker colors better than lighter colors. To best work with the limits of
-the usual 8-Bit color depth, color profiles come with gamma functions which
-specify a non-linear distribution of shades, allowing more darker color
-shades to be represented than lighter ones. After all, the eye is "blind"
-to those lighter shades anyway and it was a great idea to not waste depth
-This is no problem for farbfeld though, as 16-Bit color depth is the default and
-already gives plenty of room for a linear distribution with negligible losses.
-### Why Linear ROMM RGB as the mandated color space?
-Over the last few years, the situation on the web has changed. People
-don't just publish their images in sRGB any more. Even with mobile cameras
-catching on, able to detect colors beyond sRGB and with upcoming OLED
-and other technologies allowing to display many more colors than sRGB
-(which has been designed for CRT displays of the 90's), it is time to
-go ahead and be prepared for a paradigm shift which will come sooner than
-many will probably expect.
-Nowadays, anything beyond sRGB (AdobeRGB, ProPhoto RGB,...) is only
-relevant in professional sectors (layouting, printing,...).
-Throwing away data by converting pictures from a large gamut into sRGB
-shouldn't be the norm.
-The obvious option was to switch to AdobeRGB, but if you look at the
-CIELUV-representation, you'll see that the differences aren't that big.
-ROMM RGB basically allows us to lean back and relax, coming very very
-close to a full coverage of the LAB color space of possible colors.
 ### Which compression should I use?
 bzip2 is recommended, which is widely available (anybody has it)
_AT_@ -182,20 +142,11 @@ format without consulting the manpages? If your answer is
 yes, then the format is simple enough.
 In this regard, NetPBM can be considered to be a failed format.
-Another point is color spaces. NetPBM offers no good way to
-specify which color space your data is in. This will become more
-and more problematic as time moves on and more and more devices
-hit the market which can display more than the sRGB color space.
-Specifying color profiles is not easy to integrate into a sane format,
-so the farbfeld solution is to ramp up the bit-depth and use the
-largest color space around.
 * [libpng](http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html) - for png conversions
 * [libjpeg-turbo](http://libjpeg-turbo.virtualgl.org/) - for jpg conversions
-* [lcms2](http://www.littlecms.com/) - for ICC and color space handling
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