ICC/ICM color profile/characterizing .. epson.. sun.. arrg!?

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ICC/ICM color profile/characterizing .. epson.. sun.. arrg!?

Postby ColorConfused » Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:51 am

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sat Apr 05, 2003 3:50 pm

First of all the most important thing is to calibrate your monitor. If your monitor isn't calibrated correctly, you can forget about the other stuff. To do that please use the "Adobe Gamma" tool which was installed into Start > Settings > Control Panel by Photoshop. Run its wizard and follow it step by step.

Secondly, select your defaults from Edit > Color Settings in Photoshop. If you mostly do web design, choose "Web Graphics Defaults", otherwise use one of the Prepress settings.

The Proof feature of Photoshop can be used to get a preview of how your image might look on other devices or when printed with a certain printer. I don't find it very useful, because it doesn't really work for my Epson printer. There are so many other factors that influence the look of the print. e.g. brand of ink cartridge, print mode or paper type, that you can forget about this option as far as ink jet printers are concerned.

To save me work, cost and time, I let a professional service do my prints. You usually also get better quality than with with a cheap desktop printer. And if they did a good job and you calibrated your monitor correctly, the print looks almost like what you see on your monitor.

By the way, the URL
http://studio.adobe.com/learn/tips/phstamecmb/main.html
works. I had no problem to access this page.

All in all, the many color management features that Photoshop offers are more interesting for prepress professionals. As a home users you should not bother too much about them. Just use the default settings and you will have no problems.

S Williams

Postby S Williams » Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:33 pm

The following webpage will provide youwith some help on monitor calibration. http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html

I like to use the link he recommends to do my calibration: http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Gamma.htm

I print all my own photographs as it is more economical for me and I do not get correct color from outside sources. At least not without going to an expensive professional printing service. I have had no success printing through Adobe Photoshop. I prefer to use Paint Shop Pro as it gives me much eaiser control. I have an Epson 777 I use it's 1440ppi setting and have only once noticed any color issues.


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Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:53 am

The information at http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html
looks very interesting. Thanks for posting that link!

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