This series of articles has covered color management and printer profiles so far. That brings us to the final step – actually printing. But wait, wouldn’t you like to know how the print will look without wasting paper and ink? Well, you can. That’s where softproofing comes in.Read more »

The previous article covered the basics of color theory and color spaces.  Now it’s time for the ink to hit the paper.  How can you get accurate prints the first time?

Devices, such as your monitor and printer, use a profile to determine how to render a color.  A profile is simply a table that indicates what mixture of primary colors should be used to obtain a certain color.

Generating a custom profile for your monitor is a necessary – but not sufficient- step on the path to print nirvana.  Without a custom monitor profile, it is unlikely that you will be able to print accurately without a lot of trial and error. Read more »

My photoblog is no longer. Watch for a new “recent work” gallery in the next few days. The blog is now some ideas, articles and other tidbits of info that I find interesting. The first article, Color Management, is something I wrote for the photography club last year.  It’s part of a series – the other articles will follow as I get time to post them. Enjoy.