Monitor Calibration for Fuji icc Profile?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by lynnherrick, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. lynnherrick

    lynnherrick Guest

    Hi, really hoping someone can help me with this. I have the icc profile
    of printer of the lab I use for prints (Fuji Frontier) and use this to
    softproof in photoshop. What I really, really want, though is something
    that can make what I see on my monitor match this profile.
    I have tried profiling the monitor many ways, but think I must need
    some software/hardware to somehow replicate what the printer will
    actually print.
    Is such a product available that I can somehow feed in the icc profile
    of the printer and thus get what I see on the monitor on the prints I
    get from the printer? Any and all help will be appreciated! Thanks, Lynn
     
    lynnherrick, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. The only thing you need to do is go to 'View - Proof Setup' and select
    that Fuji profile. Next, after you've opened your image, you go to 'View
    - Proof Colors'. Now you will see your image AS IF IT WAS PRINTED on
    that Fuji machine. This is what we call a 'soft proof' and this is the
    reason why you got that profile in the first place.

    If you like what you see, that's fine and that's what you'll get. If
    you don't like it, edit the image until you like what you see, but keep
    'Proof Colors' selected all the time.

    Don't fiddle with your monitor settings! Calibrate your monitor and
    don't touch the dials afterwards. If you start messing around with your
    monitor, you'll mess up that soft proof and you will never get a match.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Sep 7, 2005
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  3. Lynn,

    If you post a question in two groups, use CROSS posting (meaning ONE
    message with both groupd in the "To field'). Don't make two different
    posts. This is what I already answered in the other group:

    The only thing you need to do is go to 'View - Proof Setup' and select
    that Fuji profile. Next, after you've opened your image, you go to 'View
    - Proof Colors'. Now you will see your image AS IF IT WAS PRINTED on
    that Fuji machine. This is what we call a 'soft proof' and this is the
    reason why you got that profile in the first place.

    If you like what you see, that's fine and that's what you'll get. If
    you don't like it, edit the image until you like what you see, but keep
    'Proof Colors' selected all the time.

    Don't fiddle with your monitor settings! Calibrate your monitor and
    don't touch the dials afterwards. If you start messing around with your
    monitor, you'll mess up that soft proof and you will never get a match.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Sep 7, 2005
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  4. lynnherrick

    Stephan Guest

    Johan,
    I agree with the above but would like to add that it is a good idea to
    run the calibration maybe once a month.
    Hardware ages and in my case my monitor tends to shift slowly but surely
    towards green.

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Sep 7, 2005
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  5. lynnherrick

    Roy Guest

    Hi.

    You have had some good answers, in this group.

    What you see when you look at the print using View > Proof Colours when the
    Fuji Profile is selected, is how the print should be when it is printed on
    the Fuji.

    While there will be differences in appearance from how your picture looks on
    Screen in theWorkspace Profile, they should not be very large differences.

    Have you actually had one of these files printed by the Lab, and does the
    print look like it's soft proof?

    If you have and it does not, then there is something wrong in your workflow,
    and it is most likely the Monitor needs Calibration.

    In one of the other groups you were advised to convert to the Fuji Profile,
    and "save" before sending the file off for printing. This might well be
    wrong.

    I would suspect that the Lab will apply the Fuji Profile while the prints
    are being made, and that would result in the corrections being applied to an
    already corrected file.

    If however the Lab just Prints without applying their profile, then that
    might well be the correct way to proceed.

    Try having some prints made, with only the sRGB profile tagged, and some
    others with the Fuji Profile tagged.

    For a workflow routine, and Calibration instructions, have a look at my
    local club site www.ayrphoto.co.uk go to the "Notices & Info" pages,
    and the articles on "How to Print for Accurate Colour" & on "How to Set Up
    and use Soft Proofing"

    Roy G
     
    Roy, Sep 8, 2005
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  6. lynnherrick

    Lynn Guest

    Thanks for your help, everyone. Hopefully my days of suprisingly rosy
    prints will soon be over! Lynn
     
    Lynn, Sep 8, 2005
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  7. Yes. If you buy a calibration package, you'll see that this is one of
    the recommendations.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Sep 8, 2005
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  8. lynnherrick

    Clyde Guest

    Surprisingly rosy prints usually means that you are doubling up on the
    color management. You are having Photoshop correct the colors AND you
    are having the printer driver correct the colors. You need to only have
    one doing the work.

    Clyde
     
    Clyde, Sep 8, 2005
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  9. She doesn't print herself, it's sent to a printer who uses a Fuji
    Frontier minilab.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Sep 8, 2005
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  10. lynnherrick

    Lynn Guest

    Thanks, I've calibrated my monitor with the Spyder. It did need
    calibration! Softproofes with the Fuji ICC profile and tried sending
    off for prints with and without the conversion. The ones without were
    perfect. Thanks again for your help!

    Lynn
    www.herrick-photo.co.uk
     
    Lynn, Sep 18, 2005
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  11. 'The ones *without* were perfect'?

    Is that what you mean?

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    Michael J Davis, Sep 19, 2005
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