Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft proofing for lab printing and web viewing, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…When preparing images for…Photo Lab printing, or for viewing on the web, the process is identical.…Both of these destinations live in the sRGB color space, so…that is what we'll soft-proof for.…Everything we did for InkJet printing is repeated in this process.…The difference is that instead of Soft-Proofing to a paper profile,…we're going to set sRGB as our destination space.…Now once again, here is another time when having an Adobe RGB monitor is important.…If your monitor can only show you the sRGB space,…you're not going to get a great before and after image.…
You may still sill colors move and/or have a color-shift when…converting from a larger space, and still see an effect on an sRGB display.…But to really understand what is happening,…an Adobe RGB display gives you a much better sense of…what the original file looked like before being moved into the smaller space.…This allows you to make much more intelligent decisions on adjusting…the file so that the best reproduction possible is maintained.…So here's an image we are going to prepare for going out to a lab or for…
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
- What gear can and should be profiled?
- Comparing color spaces
- Choosing a monitor
- Profiling your monitor
- Paper-profiling devices
- Profiling iOS and Android devices
- Soft proofing