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AuthorSubject: custom profile - banding and poor shadow detail   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Michael Poster
Posted on Mon Jul 7, 2003 12:40 PM

Jeff Schewe wisely asked that I restart this thread here in the profile support forum. The thread started here:
Digital Capture > Image Processing & Workflow
http://www.imagingrevue.com/forums/?thread=101

It was originally posted there since it described a problem that I thought was ACR conversion related. As discussion progressed it became clear to me that most if not all of the problem was print profile related, not conversion related. There are a number of test images posted there for anyone bored enough to want to look at them.

Suffice to say that I am having problems with a custom profile generated for Epson 2200/Enhanced Matte/1440. Andrew’s been helping me try to figure this out, but with no luck so far.

I’ve done enough testing at this point to feel relatively safe in pointing to the custom profile as the offender since the results with Epson’s canned profile are significantly better on my own Canon CRW file; more important the results using the canned profile are better than the custom profile on the IR printer test file. The gradients in that file are smoother with the Epson profile. The result of a soft-proof screen shot (the IR printer test file and the custom profile) is here. Top link leads the screen shot. Follow this link:
http://www.scrantonproject.com/2200/print_01/profile_comparison.htm

Other illustrations on that page are screen shots of my problem file soft-proofed using the custom profile and the Epson canned profile. My eye sees more detail, less break-up in the Epson profile soft-proof. The prints mimic these results.

Andrew’s last efforts were to create a new profile using a modified approach. My test of that profile shows no improvement :o(

The easy way out would seem to be to use the Epson profile and forget about it. Actually my review of the printer test file would tend to agree with that approach since the canned profile’s doing a better job. But I have had good luck using Andrew’s profile for some files, particularly BW images. They are noticeably more neutral using his profile. And I keep reading that custom profiles are far better than canned.

I'm hoping that it will become obvious that it's something wrong I'm doing or something in the profile that can be fixed.


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