Ghostscript 9.07 gets BPC and improved DeviceLink support
Ghostscript team released the latest and greatest new version of the Postscript interpreter with a lot of useful new features in the color management department.
Here are the most interesting changes:
- All CMYK devices can now support simulated overprint of spot colors using the “-dSimulateOverprint” command line option.
- Support for use of DeviceN ICC color profiles as the output profile with the tiffsep and psdcmyk devices.
- Support for customized named color handling with DeviceN colors.
- Support for black point compensation (the change matches latest release of LittleCMS that implements Adobe’s BPC).
- Support for K preservation in CMYK to CMYK conversions.
- Support for DeviceLink profiles for graphic, image and text objects.
- Support for custom color replacement.
- Increased control in specifying color conversions as a function of object type. See GS9_Color_Management.pdf for details.
- Internal copy of LittleCMS updated to 2.4 and re-patched.
On top of that, the Font API (FAPI) has been moved from the Postscript interpreter into the graphics library and extended to support the other languages (PCL/PXL/XPS). All interpreters now also use Freetype by default to render all viable font types.
Additionally, both Ghostscript and GhostPDL are now distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).