Gamut Display

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by talbnesor, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. talbnesor

    talbnesor Guest

    I am puzzled by the Gamut display on CS 2 when printing on my Epson
    1280. I haven't turned it on for a long time, but when I do so, most
    of the images from my Nikon Coolpix 8800 show over-gamut elements, and
    when I reduce the contrast they disappear. Then the image looks and
    prints lousy. I have my monitior calibrated with Monaco Gamma and the
    printer set to print with the ICM for Epson ColorLife paper and
    several others that I can choose. Despite the gamma warnings, I get
    very good prints automatically with these settings. I use a Testrip
    plugin when I want to see color and darkness options. I was under the
    impression that the CS Gamut display indicated when you wouldn't get
    good prints, What is is set for, newsprint? Can you reduce the
    sensitivity?
     
    talbnesor, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. talbnesor

    Mike Russell Guest

    Yes, by default the gamut warning is set to CMYK SWOP, which is for
    newsprint. There are situations where the gamut warning is useful, but this
    is not one of them.

    It is possible to set up the soft preview option for your Epson profile,
    which might give you a more accurate warning for out of gamut colors. I
    have never been a fan of soft proofing. Few people understand how to use
    it, and it winds up being a source of confusion.

    I would recommend that you ignore the whole issue. If your prints look
    good, why change the contrast or saturation?
     
    Mike Russell, Feb 19, 2007
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