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Proper Lighting Conditions
Thanks to GTI, this PDF shows some common specifications that are included in the ISO 3664:2000 guidelines.

Thursday December 18, 2003
by GTI Graphic Technology, inc.

A lot of discussion on proper lighting and environmental conditions in the digital darkroom have been discussed. Here is a PDF from GTI, the makers of excellent light boxes. It does provide some information from the ISO 3664:2000 standard.

Weekly Chatter:Need for Correct Exposure in RAW
Wednesday November 26, 2003
by weekly chatter

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Soft Proof Tutorial by John Paul Caponigro
Monday November 24, 2003
by John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro walks the reader through the processes of soft proofing images in Photoshop in this elegant and useful PDF excerpt from his book "Photoshop Master Class". orders placed through John Paul at info@johnpaulcaponigroarts.com receive a free PDF Guide to Getting Good Color.

Weekly Chatter:Photoshop CS - Print with Preview settings
Thursday November 20, 2003
by Imaging Revue Experts and Members

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Greg Gorman's B&W; conversion technique
Tuesday November 18, 2003
by Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman shares with the Imaging Revue subscribers, a technique that finally allows him to shoot color and still get the B&W; effect he desires. Designed by his retoucher Rob Carr, this step-by-step tutorial will show you a great new way to not only convert color to B&W; but add color toning as well! Please refer to the forum thread that got this discussion started.

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AuthorSubject: 2200 and "blotchy" blacks   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Robert Ardinger
Posted on Tue Sep 2, 2003 7:53 AM

Hi,

I have been printing away with my new profile (epson 2200, Epson enhanced matte, matte black ink) and am very impressed at the correlation I have between the image on my screen and the print. It get a very, very close approximation of the print when using the PS7 "soft proof" feature. I did however recently notice a problem with sections of an image that were deep black. I can get a deep black with the profile but the seperation of the blacks is a bit blotchy. The other profile I was using (not a custom one but not Epson's either) printed a little less true to the overall colors but the blacks had/have a more continous tone/less blotchyness (sp?).

I made screen shots of the soft proofs of the two profiles and one without soft proofing (#1 is screen image, no soft proof; #2 is my IR profile (#193), soft proof, perceptual, black point comp (same as with printer driver) and #3 is my previous profile, soft proof with same settings as #2). The screen shots are on a single "montage" JPEG at:

http://home.kc.rr.com/rardinger/irquestion.jpg

(the image is about 1000 x 2000 pixels)

I was going to (and can if needed) used scanned examples from prints but the soft proofs fairly well demonstrate what I am seeing.

I think I did everything correctly when printing the test targets and like I mentioned earlier, the IR profile is very good overall but these "blotches" are more noticable than with my previous setup (the blacks do not appear to have been off the scale, I was careful with watching the histograms and they do print with a more continous scale with the other profile (although the other profile can show some blotches at times).

Any thoughts, advice, instructions for further investigation?

Thanks

Robert


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