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Old Feb 19, 2006, 9:52 AM   #11
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I am glad I was of some help. The concept of making the monitor match the print instead of trying to match the print to the monitor is foreign to many people. Was to me for many years.

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Hi, Stan...

I still can't get this link (http:/www.bullockdigital.com/adjustmonitor.htm) to link - but never mind. Using the other Kodak target you posted, and another one I found, I think I have what I need.

I have already made some adjustments on the monitor hardware buttons and things are looking a great deal better. I guess I could do some more adjustments through Adobe gamma, so I'll have a look there, too.

Thanks for your advice. I'm feeling more confident about getting things to match up now...
They changed it to: http://http://www.bullockpro.com/adjust_monitor.htm

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Old Mar 4, 2006, 3:39 AM   #12
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It really is not that difficult. You just have to get all the calibrations correct.I use Qpcard, http://www.qpcard.com/ to get a camera profile

I use a Spyder 2 for my monitor profile. A cheaper CRT monitor will perform better than a cheap LCD monitor.


I use Epson/ink/paper with the specific Epson profiles, for that printer/ink/paper combination, for printing (just replace your printer/ink/paper and specific profile(s) here)

There can be large differences between printer profiles if you use a profile for setup one specific paper and try to print with another paper. I have never tried but saw the results of some tests done with cheap papers where even the "same" papers but from different batches produced odd results.Cheap 3rd party inks are the same.

Let Photoshop colour manage. This article should help. It is for CS2 but I was able to follow it for PSE3. http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps9...s9_print_1.htm

This all I do.



Until I had all the above in place I was like you just not getting reliable results.
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It really is not that difficult. You just have to get all the calibrations correct.I use Qpcard, http://www.qpcard.com/ to get a camera profile

I use a Spyder 2 for my monitor profile. A cheaper CRT monitor will perform better than a cheap LCD monitor.


I use Epson/ink/paper with the specific Epson profiles, for that printer/ink/paper combination, for printing (just replace your printer/ink/paper and specific profile(s) here)

There can be large differences between printer profiles if you use a profile for setup one specific paper and try to print with another paper. I have never tried but saw the results of some tests done with cheap papers where even the "same" papers but from different batches produced odd results.Cheap 3rd party inks are the same.

Let Photoshop colour manage. This article should help. It is for CS2 but I was able to follow it for PSE3. http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps9...s9_print_1.htm

This all I do.



Until I had all the above in place I was like you just not getting reliable results.

Thankyou for the link to the computer darkroom calibration.I bought an Epson R245 at the weekend ,after a few hours of turmoil and bad prints, I got it printing like a dream, I`m very suprised at the print quality for a relativley cheap printer,(excellent!!).I used the printers colour working space in CS2 ,this gave the best prints overall.My monitor is calibrated using adobe gamma, a spider is on my to get list.

Many thanks

TD
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