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Wire Moore Wrote: > > > Anyway, soft proofing is a fine idea except that I've found it typically > useless for Epson output using OEM dye inks and glossy paper. What I see > printed for skies is in no way represented in the soft proof, so > correction > guided by the soft proof is impossible. This has more to do with the quality of your profile, not the usefulness of soft proofing. > > Further, the idea of soft proofing typical Epson photographic output seems > questionable. According to Chromix Gamut View document my monitor gamut as > detected by Sequel puck and Monaco EZ Color 2 is much smaller and covers a > significantly different area than the Monaco or Epson printer profiles for > dye ink on PGPP. So a soft proof of this media is pointless. And > as often as > not for my Epson photo prints, I find the normal mode Photoshop monitor > rendering a much better predictor of the printed results than the soft > proof. Epson's canned profile for PGPP appears to extend quite far into green -- so far that it is out-of-gamut for Adobe RGB. Quite frankly, I don't put much faith in this. The Monaco profiles I've made for PGPP show more realistic gamut boundaries, which are, for the most part, within my monitor's gamut. Scanner-based profiles are supposedly not accurate for ascertaining gamut boundaries, so perhaps those with spectros can comment further. My experience with soft-proofing Epson inks and glossy papers seems quite different than yours. I find the soft proof to be a very accurate predictor of what will come out on paper. The other day I was printing a photo featuring deep reds and yellows from the setting sun. The profile was having a difficult time rendering dark reds (in the range of 0-50) without a bit of a magenta cast. The soft proof showed this perfectly, and allowed me to correct for it before printing. Matt Bird Photography, Articles, Site Guides www.mhbirdphoto.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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