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  1. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    Thank you, Conrad. I am have the lab run some test prints at different white points to see if can get a better match between screen & print.
  2. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    My thought exactly. A display can be easily re-calibrated if necessary. Thank you.
  3. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    That is certainly one explanation. From what little I know on the subject, there might be other variables at play as well. However, I am foremost a photographer & not a color management scientist. One other thought I would like to get an opinion on. From various sources from which I have...
  4. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    Sorry for the confusion. Again you have confirmed what I thought was correct reasoning. Going back to my original question...can you offer an explanation as to why the color temperature of the print became warmer as a result of lowering the screen brightness but keeping the white point the same...
  5. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    Thank you, John, for your reassurance that my reasoning is basically correct. But obviously I still have work to do. I soft proof in Lightroom Classic using the lab's (ProDPI) "Noritsu37_Luster_032908" profile. The rendering intent is "Relative". The "Simulate Paper & Ink" checkbox is ticked...
  6. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    Conrad: Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts. Given my rudimentary knowledge of color management, I do understand the importance of ambient lighting when viewing prints. (And I will definitely look at the links that you provided). To clarify my situation, I view my prints using a...
  7. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    John: Admittedly, I am relatively new to the topic of color management. So please forgive my ignorance. If I could indulge your patience on a couple of basic questions... (1) Am I correct in assuming that prints that turn out darker than the screen image can be attributed to brightness of the...
  8. kitjv

    Color Management Question

    I have noticed that when I send images to an online print lab, the prints are darker than the on-screen image. I assumed that the luminance (i.e. brightness) of my display was set too high. Therefore, in an effort to achieve a better screen-to-print match, I have calibrated & profiled my NEC...
  9. kitjv

    A Question on Retouching Along Border of Subject & Background

    Paul: I used the Clone Stamp tool & experimented with various settings of opacity, flow & brushes. I finally got it dialed in to my liking. Not being adept with Photoshop, it was a bit tedious. Thanks for the response.
  10. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    I might add that the lab say to uncheck the soft proofing checkbox. Nevertheless, I value the expert opinions on this forum. Thank you.
  11. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    If I may ask one additional (albeit, remedial) question...... After I finish soft proofing an image, should I uncheck the Soft Proofing checkbox before exporting the soft proofed image to the print lab? Or does it make any difference at all? Thank you for your patience.
  12. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    Cletus: I appreciate the explanation. Since the darker print was an aberration (compared to past prints I received from the same lab), I tend to concur that the lab tech made it darker.
  13. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    Ah, thank you. I was not aware of that. My oversight. I will confirm with them. That has always been my understanding, Conrad. In the past, I have always sent the soft proofed image in the standard color space as requested by the lab. The prints have turned out fine. That is why I am perplexed...
  14. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    In LR, I soft proofed using ProDPI's printer/paper profile (i.e. Noritsu37_Luster_032908). Then prior to uploading the image to ProDPI's order form, I saved the image to my Mac's desktop using LR's export dialog box. As requested by ProDPI, I saved the image in sRGB.
  15. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    Got it. Thank you. However, I need to check with ProDPI. They specify the "sRGB" be listed as the color space. They have made no mention of listing their profile instead.
  16. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    White point: D65 Luminance: 120cd/m2 Gamma: 2.20 I am using an X-Rite i1Display Pro on an NEC MultiSync P221W display.
  17. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    Forgive me for being a bit dense, could you please clarify this for me? Are you referring to Lightroom's export dialog box? If so, I don't see any provision for specifying ProDPI's printer/paper profile. Thank you.
  18. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    I indeed follow ProDPI's file requirements when uploading images. Also, ProDPI provides their printer/paper profile that I use for softproofing.
  19. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    Thank you for the clarification. I can't help but suspect that somehow I erred in uploading the image to the lab. Johnbeardy's comment is possible;though not likely. I did speak with the lab & they graciously will re-do the image at no cost. Nevertheless, I would still like to figure out what...
  20. kitjv

    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    I recently sent an image to a print lab (ProDPI) for printing as I have many times in the past. This time the actual print came back much darker than the soft-proofed image. The only thing that I might have done differently with this image was failing to uncheck the Soft Proofing checklbox in...
  21. kitjv

    Issue With Topaz Labs' Mask AI

    I did a search &, admittedly, this topic seems very cryptic to me. But, more importantly, I am still trying to see if there is a way to save a TIFF file from Mask AI directly in to Lightroom Classic.
  22. kitjv

    Issue With Topaz Labs' Mask AI

    Thank you. I will see what I can do.
  23. kitjv

    Issue With Topaz Labs' Mask AI

    After further investigation, the problem appears to be that a TIFF file sent directly from Mask AI to my Mac Desktop is somehow damaged (according to an error message). I can only surmise that Mask AI & the Mac OS are not compatible when it comes to exchanging TIFF files. (BTW, this is not a...
  24. kitjv

    Issue With Topaz Labs' Mask AI

    As many of you likely know, Mask AI is software that can be used either as a stand-alone app or as a plug-in in Photoshop. My preference is to use it as a stand-alone app. However, after I finish processing an image in Mask AI & save it, the file is not recognizable & cannot be opened. This...
  25. kitjv

    Removing Collection From Collection Set

    Figured it out!! Sorry for the unnecessary post.
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