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Old Jan 4, 2005, 6:15 AM   #1
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:sad:Like so many others I have used this site for several years and not got involved in the forums. This is my first shot so please be patient.

Background: I have a pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram. I am using Photoshop CS and just purchased an IP8500 based on Steve's review. I don't have or can I afford the equipment required to do sufisticated monitor and printer calibration.

I recalled in one of Steve's reviews of the Pixma series he talked about having to make some printer setup changes to get the colors close to WYSWYG but I can't seem tofind them.

Here are my questions.

1. Can you rent the equipment need to do proper color matching?

2. Does anyone have experience that could give me a starting point in the printer setup.

3. Any articles or sites that talk about doing color setups that are written for the average person? I have tried to understand PS Color Profiles and remain confused.

I know this is a long post and I appologize. Just need someone with some solid knowlege and experience to point me in the right direction.



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Old Jan 4, 2005, 9:48 AM   #2
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Photoshop has a monitor calibration tool (Adobe Gamma) that works fairly well. Maybe that is an overstatement compared to dedicated software and equipment, but most people end up with prints a lot closer to the monitor when they use it. You might try the monitor calibration targets for Adobe Gamma linked here:
http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/m...alibration.htm

Good instructions:
http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps7-colour/ps7_2.htm

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Old Jan 8, 2005, 4:11 AM   #3
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Really appreciate the advise. I have now spent time on Dry Creek and am going through their advise.

Had looke at Adobe Gamma in previsous editions of Photoshop but hadn;t done much with it.

Here is a new question. Is Adobe Gamma no longer a part of Photoshop. I thought maybe I had failed to load it on my initial install. Uninstalled CS and reloaded it from my original CS disc and I still can't find it. I am sure I am missing something but not sure what.

Any thoughts and thanks again so much for the great links.
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 8:26 AM   #4
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Here is a new question. Is Adobe Gamma no longer a part of Photoshop. I thought maybe I had failed to load it on my initial install.
I don't use CS. But, with previous versions of Photoshop, you'd see the icon for Adobe Gamma inWindow'sControl Panel.




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Old Jan 11, 2005, 4:55 PM   #5
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I have an iP8500 and love it. I did have to adjust the manual color controls for great photos. So far the best results were: magenta -15, black+3 Intensity +4. ICM off.

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Old Jan 27, 2005, 4:25 AM   #6
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i found the best for my IP5000 is to turn colour management OFF in photoshop, and then manually change the printer colour adjustment to magenta +6 and yellow -29. ICM off
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For my IP4000, I tend to turn colour management off in Photoshop CS and select Manual and None under the printer preferences colour options, or sometimes Manual and Photo. But I always use Canon papers, using Epson photo papers, the results are way different (different colours and darker results).
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 9:10 AM   #8
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I'm new at this, so bear with me...but how can one person say that they changed their magenta to -15 and the next person said he adjusted the magenta to +6. Can printers/ink be that different???
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