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Fri Nov 26 08:48:16 PST 2004
Jason Gurtz wrote:
> On 11/26/2004 03:49, Trekky wrote:
>>Thanks for all the input. I'm decided that I don't yet really
>>understand Color Management enough to do this properly - so I'll just
>>stick with 'it looks good enough' rather than getting every element of
>>the chain scientifically correct.
> I think Dans data had an article a while back on using a monitor
> calibrator. getting your monitor and printer as close to each other as
> possible will probably get you the most bang for your buck time wise.
> Unless you have an expensive camera that part of the equation will
> probably not be worth pursuing.
I'm really pleased with the monitor output (even though it is only a
Hansol 900P - which is not supposed to be that wonderful). The color is
fine and matches my expectations of the photgraph - better still a photo
of a Kodak color target appears, to my eye, perfect - and I'm only
really interested in 'my eye', not scientific color temperatures etc..
It's the printer (Canon BJC-7000) that's the problem area, and even
there the results are very good with the latest gutenprint beta.
Initially I had a slight green cast, and the black density was too high.
I have now learned how to adjust that. Like color printing in the
darkroom it's a matter of balancing the variables: Paper, Ink, the CMY
balance, density, gamma, dithering algorithm (which is a damn sight
easier than time, developer, developer temperature, paper batch, filter
pack, enlarger lamp volage etc... in the darkroom - since you can see
what you're doing).
What I'd like is a scientific way to do that, but at the moment (until I
understand ICC profiles, at least) it's a test print - adjust - test
I'm anonymous. So you can't email me. Sorry about this, but the spam
has just gotten too bad. I monitor this list as a newsgroup though.
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