Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use custom paper profiles?, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…We're going to take a quick look at the factory profile, versus a custom profile,…for the same paper and printer combination.…The concept of factory supplied versus custom paper profiles,…was covered in our earlier course, Color Management Fundamentals, but I'd like to…revisit that because there's important things you need to take a look at, and we…are going to be using a much more advanced patch set for creating these profiles.…And the paper I'm using is a paper from Ilford,…called Gold Cotton Texture, my favorite fine art paper.…It's a very heavy paper, more like watercolor paper.…
And I found that these kind of surfaces have a much greater variability from…the factory profiles, compared to the gloss surfaces.…So, let's go ahead and take a look.…So, when we go back to the ColorSynch Utility, here is the factory profile for…Ilford's Gold Cotton Texture, for the Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer.…And again, by itself, doesn't tell you much.…However, something should cue you in that something's wrong.…Again, as we go from black to white here,…
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