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Profile FAQ And Instruction Manual
Sunday October 31, 2004
by IR Staff

We have compiled a new and up to date Profile FAQ. If you are ordering a printer profile, please make sure that you read the information contained here. Many of the questions you may have will be answered here. These articles are in PDF format.

Patching and Healing with Martin Evening.
Friday October 22, 2004
by Martin Evening

The third in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Nikon Scanning Workflow
Friday October 15, 2004
by Scott Martin

Scott Martin has deciphered Nikon's workflow technology and brings us this quick guide to achieving great scans. For more information on Scott and his work, please visit www.on-sight.com.

Image Adjustments with Martin Evening.
Friday October 8, 2004
by Martin Evening

The second in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Photo Filter and Color Temperature. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Weekly Chatter:Monitor Recommendation
Wednesday October 6, 2004
by Imaging Revue Experts and Staff

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available in our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list. This thread contains some great information regarding the Sony Artisan and also touches on the LCD vs. CRT debate. If you are having some trouble with Artisan calibration, there are some helpful comments here. Jon Kulas

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AuthorSubject: Preparing pics in PS for Contone Output   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Steve Runer
Posted on Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:56 PM

This is really directed to Ms. Katrin, but any of you "experts" that can help, please jump in....

Ms. Katrin, I have both your retouching books....very enjoyable. I direct this question specifically to you, not because I think you are the only one that could answer it, but solely because you are the ONLY pro I have ever seen even begin to address, in writing, preparing images for contone output. (By the way, I posted this same inquiry on NAPP, and to date have recieved 0---that's a big "zero"-- response from anyone on that site.

I am an avid amateur digital photographer, like many of you, and enjoy producing and controlling my product from capture to output. I use canon digital cameras, epson and canon scanners, epson desktop printers, and photoshop CS. And yes, I have gone through that stage of buying every single cool plug-in one could get for sharpening, color correction, resizing, knocking out....well you know what I mean...trying to find that one-button magic wand to instantly turn 150 of my pictures into museum pieces. Kind of like the "teen-age" years in photo-editing, maturity wise. I have read, and still do, everything I can get on image analyzation (sp), output, color correction, sharpening, etc. Everything in writing, so far, has been geared towards web or inkjet output.

I never really considered learning to correct for contone output, because it was price prohibitive (in volume, anyway). Not true anymore. Prices down to .21-.29 cents a pop now....makes that avenue a possibility. So, is there a source to find out how preparing for contone output is different than inkjet/CMYK?

Questions like:
--what kind of color gamut are they capable of?
--is sRGB truly their limit?
--how does one sharpen for contone? How is that different than inkjet?
--what kind of range does contone have, compared to inkjet/CMYK? More contrast in the shadows? More range in the highlights?
--is contone generally under saturated, the same, or oversaturated? (relatively speaking.)
--what kind of resolution do they require for quality output? I am used to thinking in dpi, instead of total pixels.
--and many more, I am sure.

If I could get predictable output, for my volume work anyway, I would love to sit down, correct 50 pics from the kids soccer tournament, email them to Wolf camera (or the like), and pick them up on my way to the grocery store in an hour.....but I dont want to waste my time or money with completely unexpected results.

I aplogize for taking so long to get to the point, hope I didn't put you guys to sleep.

Thanks in advance for your inputs.

Regards,

Pilot18


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