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--- "Paul D. DeRocco" <email@example.com> wrote: > > So you're saying that I should treat the profile as merely a measurement of > what the printer does, rather than a way to make the system automatically > correct for what it does? I admit that it's certainly better to tweak the > curves until the display looks right than to tweak the curves until repeated > test prints come out right, but I would think that if a profile could make > the screen look like a future print, it could also make a print look like > the screen (except for out-of-gamut colors), and the latter would be much > more useful. You do want to adjust profile so that it makes the best possible output, but no profile will handle every image perfectly. You might get a profile that produces good output with the PhotoDisc target or many of your own images, but it might have a tough time with a deep blue sky or a deep, dark red sunset (two of the more common problem colors I've encountered). Soft-proofing with an accurate profile will allow you to adjust for those deficiencies (for example, by using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer targeted at the problem area) before you print. Bruce Fraser has written another timely article at creativepro.com about soft-proofing, and also about that nasty topic we debated for weeks on this list a few months ago; what the different Print menu settings and printer driver settings do. See <http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/15310.html>. Matt ===== Bird Photograpy, Articles, New Jersey Site Guides http://www.mhbirdphoto.com firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online! http://greetings.yahoo.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.