Color Management 101, Part 1: Monitor Profiles in Photoshop

06/22/21 – This post has been updated:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=3858   Updated 08/11 – – By request, I am going to do a series of three posts over the next several days that should get you on the road to proper Color Management, allowing you to print with a great degree of consistency and repeatability, whether it is on your home inkjet printer or through a custom print lab. It allows you to print what you see on your monitor with a large degree of accuracy. The old adage, “WYSIWYG” (What You See Is What You Get) readily applies when you are

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Printer and Monitor don’t match? Try this – – Part II …

  Here’s another excellent email from Rachel, a client, which clarifies the previous post: My prints are consistently darker than they appear on my monitor and I have been using lumens 140, 6500 Kelvin and 2.2 gamma settings. I use an LCD monitor. What settings do you suggest I try when I calibrate with the Gretag Macbeth Eye One? And my answer… I would recommend a “starting” setting of 5500K, 110 Lumens, and 2.2 gamma .. I say “starting” because each system is a bit different, and you will see trends. For instance, you’re seeing a trend now as your

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