« on: March 05, 2015, 06:01:47 PM »
A useful video for sure, as long as you're using LR beta 4. I stopped watching the irrelevant dated material at 0:08.whatever, sheesh....You can use soft-proofing in LR5 to estimate colour loss...I like the way you put it there, I'd add that color loss is estimated rather accurately.
No it isn't, Lightroom soft proofing does a very inaccurate job of any decent printers true gamut potential. Try it, make two prints one that you have 'adjusted' for what LR says is in gamut, and send one straight to the printer, the one that went straight to the printer will be much more saturated and closer to your original image on screen.
Rendering intent is very important, but soft proofing as done in LR, is not.
We have zero respect for each other, that is fine, but the difference is I back up everything I say.
This guy is a world authority on colour management and his findings align with my empirical results.
And, no, you're not going to goad me into wasting ink, paper and time printing without soft proofing but you go right ahead.
In my experience, when I print after editing with a calibrated wide gamut monitor and soft proofing with an appropriate .icc profile created expressly for and with the printer, ink and paper to be used and no other adjustments, my prints come out exactly as I expect the first and every time, zero waste of time, paper and ink.
I don't know, what? Maybe you're bringing complex baggage from a past technological era.
It's just not as complicated as you insist, it's just spendy on gear.
Once more, these are the steps;
1) Calibrate the monitor, don't try and second guess that your visual judgement is better than the hardware and software and tweak it further.
2) Profile the printer, ink and paper to be used, soft proof with the resulting .icc/.icm profile.
3) Click print, frame and hang the output.