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On Site – Leopard, Snow Leopard and ColorMunki Photo/ Prints too dark


by Brenda K. Hipsher – March 2nd, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series called “On Site.”  This series will feature documents from our website www.xritephoto.com.  We will address a wide range of topics that arise from comments here and other places on the net.  The objective is to point you to some useful resources that already exist on the website.

Today we begin with Epson print settings on Mac OS Leopard and Snow Leopard.  This issue has come up twice in the past week so it seems like a good place to begin!

If you are experiencing darker than expected prints from ColorMunki Photo profiles and you are using Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6 you may want to have  a look here. This document will give you the correct settings in Epson print dialogue boxes to print the targets for making the profile as well as the correct settings for printing and image from Photoshop utilizing custom profiles.

Please leave a comment if you find this “On Site” post helpful or if you have other suggestions for future posts.  We’re always listening to you and interested in your responses.

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2 responses to “On Site – Leopard, Snow Leopard and ColorMunki Photo/ Prints too dark”

  1. Stan ODell says:

    I am using Mac Snow Leopard; i1Publish; my monitor (Eizo ColorEdge CG241W) is profiled and set to low luminance; I am careful to print the 4 test charts without color management and they seem correct; I print the same test image I have used for years; I use black point compensation and Perceptual rendering; I have read the article on your site about “prints too dark” and how to be sure you are printing correctly. My problem is that with ALL of my X-rite i1Publish paper profiles the color is perfect but the darkest 10% of values are blocked up. Lights are perfect and mid-levels are ok. The only way I have found to fix this is to alter the test chart images in Photoshop Curves to darken the lowest values so the profile made from these darkened targets lightens up the lowest 10% of values. However, I don’t think that I should have to do this. What is wrong?

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