Hello Everyone long time no speak.
I have finally been able to move away from Mac and am now on a nice Windows 10 PC with a solid processor and lots of Ram and a nice new Monitor (BenQ SW240).
So now I can finally move to a OpenSource workflow. From past experiments I feel RT and Gimp will fit the way I like to work in general. As for DAM I might create my own simplistic solution as of right now just dumping files to a folder and using exiftool to rename them.
My question is in regards to the way RT handles monitor profiles. This particular monitor calibrates to a internal Chip and allows me to swap between 3 various calibrations with just pressing a button. Right now I have AdobeRGB Absolute, SRGB Absolute, and a SRGB Relative (for sending to my external printing company as they only take SRGB Jpegs).
It seems the software (Pallet Master Element) generates ICC profiles and dumps them in spool\color directory. But writes the LUTS to the monitor. I calibrated under Profile V2 Matrix for maximum software compatibility.
I am not sure how this internal calibration stuff works exactly but it seems that when I change profiles via the monitor it is changing the color conversion without touching whatever the system profile is set to. I would assume this means the monitor itself is handling the conversions? If this is the case is there anything special I need to do in RT to not muck things up?
Maybe it is better to just ignore the HW calibration and just SW calibrate with DisplayCal?