Saving as JPG for online prints - ICC profile??

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Brian Huether, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. I spent all day editing some photos to be printed online (using EZprints).
    Should I be checking off the ICC box when I save them? Will it matter? I
    want to be sure my efforts were not a waste!

    thanks,

    brian
     
    Brian Huether, Feb 12, 2005
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  2. Brian Huether

    tacit Guest

    Do you have your system profiled? Do you understand which profile you
    are including? Does the service you are using use a profiled workflow?

    If the answer to any of these questions is "no" or "I don't know," then
    opting to embed profiles is likely to do you little or no good, and may
    actually give you poorer results.
     
    tacit, Feb 13, 2005
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  3. Brian Huether

    Bill Hilton Guest

    I spent all day editing some photos to be printed online (using
    EZprints).
    matter?

    Most of these online print shops assume your files are sRGB and proceed
    accordingly. I doubt it matters whether you tag the files or let them
    do it but to be sure I'd email EZprints and ask them. It probably
    helps if you do your edits in the same working space as they are using,
    ie, convert to sRGB before you make your edits.
     
    Bill Hilton, Feb 13, 2005
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  4. If your system color management is properly configured, it's better to
    include the profile in the jpeg for sending to a print service. I
    don't use ezprints so I don't know if they actually use it, though.

    If your system color management is *not* properly configured, anything
    that works right is doing so by chance, and you shouldn't change
    *anything* until you're ready to go to a fully color-managed workflow;
    because anything you change is very likely to cause the prints to
    suddenly become all wonky.

    Some print services including the one *I* use <www.whcc.com> say in
    their preparation guidelines that you must put the image in their
    preferred color space (usually sRGB) and tag it as such before
    submitting the image.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 28, 2005
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