Changing the default proof setup in PS 6

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by dave, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    I want to change the default proof setup to monitor rgb. How do I do it ?
    dave, Jan 30, 2005
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  2. dave

    Roy Guest

    Why would you want to change it to your Monitor Profile?

    If you have a profile for your monitor in your system, PS will aready be
    using that to show your images on your Monitor. "Soft Proofing" is so that
    you can see what your image would (probably) look like when printed on a
    certain Printer / Paper combination, by using the profile for that
    combination. If you get PS to use your Monitor Profile normally, and then
    to proof by using your Monitor Profile again, you are bound to get
    inaccurate colour on screen. It is just the same situation as getting PS
    and your Printer to each do the colour management for a print. Wrong colours
    are guaranteed.

    Roy, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. dave

    dave Guest

    I want to see what the image will look like when it's e-mailed to whoever.
    Incedentally using my moitor profile crashed photoshop. The default colors
    didn't print at all like what is displayed in photoshop.
    dave, Jan 31, 2005
  4. dave

    Roy Guest

    Hi Dave.

    If you and the other person are both using PS, (or some other Colour Managed
    Application), and both have Monitor Profiles, and have Calibrated the
    Monitors, then both of you should see the picture looking exactly the same.
    But only when it is viewed in the CM'd Application, and Web Browsers are not
    CM'd. As I said in my earlier post, PS should already be using your Monitor
    Profile to display your images on screen. It will do so automatically, and
    you don't have to do anything other than use Adobe Gamma, in the Windows
    Control Panel, to Calibrate your Monitor.

    In Colour Settings (can't remember where it is in PS 6) you should have the
    "Working Space" set to sRGB or Adobe RGB, but NOT to Monitor RGB. The
    "Policies Boxes" should be set to "Convert to Working RGB" and the Tick
    Boxes to "Ask before Opening / Pasting"

    Have a look at the PS help Files about Colour Management, but be warned, it
    is not an easy subject to understand.

    To get correct Colours in a Print you need to get PS to use the correct
    Printer and Paper Profiles, and ensure that only PS is doing CM and the
    Printer is not doing CM.

    Have a look at Ayr Camera Club Website, at and go to
    the "Notices and Info" pages then to Printing with PS and Epson.

    Hope this helps.

    Roy, Jan 31, 2005
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