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Photoshop colorspace

Posted on Thu, 28 Apr 2005 at 9:17



When creating a graphic and printing to an inkjet printer, with or without a RIP, wouldn't it make sense to use the printers output profile as the source or working space instead of a generic RGB or CMYK space? Reasoning: You can ONLY print within the print profile color space anyway (ie. you cannot print any colors outside the print profile)
Is it even possible to change the working space to an output profile?
This way you can SEE EXACTLY what colors will look like as you're designing, then just send to printer. VS. designing in Adobe 1998 picking whatever colors you like (alot of which could be out of the printers capable gamut), soft proofing with gamut warning checked, and having to fiddle around with colors to GET them into gamut? MAke any sense or am I missing something? If anyone has any reason as to why you WOULD'NT do this please explain. This does not pertain to customer sent files, ONLY our own designs, pics that we are creating from scratch.

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Anonymous says: Hi Miller Basically what you see on the monitor depends upon the quality of the Monitor you are using and also whcih system you are using. If you are using PCs for viewing designs it is difficult for ...

Hi Miller

Basically what you see on the monitor depends upon the quality of the Monitor you are using and also whcih system you are using. If you are using PCs for viewing designs it is difficult for you to get the similar color printed on inkjet or offset printing machine.
If you wish to get exact similar color what you see on the monitor and on the inkjet printer or offset machine better go for good monitors. I would recomend Barco, ClorEdge Or Lacie. You should also use Macintosh Systems. Then you can create your own profiles that will match with your monitors and inkjet printers.
Regarding the color gamuts its again a different chapter to understand. You cant fiddle with color gmuts anyhow.

posted on: Wed, 07/20/2005 - 10:11am
Anonymous says: Hi Jeff, Photoshop, you can see as a set of tools to design or correct a picture. When the picture comes from a digital camera or a scanner, RGB profile of the device is the recommended one (you relate ...

Hi Jeff,

Photoshop, you can see as a set of tools to design or correct a picture. When the picture comes from a digital camera or a scanner, RGB profile of the device is the recommended one (you relate % of primary colors but primary colors of a device).
Output profile can be the printer output profile. Photoshop does a conversion from input color space to output color space. Therefore it makes sense to use it. The point is the rendering intent (which algorythm to use to convert from input to output). What I use is relative colorimetric to reproduce with the hihest fidelity what the machine can do.

regards

Xavier

posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 11:05am

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