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Coloratti News | John Paul Caponigro on Soft Proofing


by Brenda K. Hipsher – November 3rd, 2011

John Paul Caponigro and X-RiteWouldn’t it be great if you could get an idea of what an image would look like when it’s printed on a glossy paper versus a matte paper. And it really would be wonderful if you could see what difference the rendering intent might make on the printed photograph.  Well these things can be accomplished with a great degree of accuracy when you soft proof on a calibrated and profiled monitor.

Coloratti John Paul Caponigro has written an easy to understand article on his blog about soft proofing. Here’s just part of what John Paul says, “You can get Photoshop to display an image the way it will appear when it’s printed, before you print it, by softproofing an image. If you softproof before you print, you’ll get your best first proof or maybe even a finished print.”

John Paul walks you through the process including rendering intent, black point compensation, and simulate ink and paper white. He also talks about viewing light temperature and more. When you’re using a color managed workflow you can get a good idea of how the print will look in it’s final print state right on your monitor by using the information in this article and learning to soft proof. Read the whole article on his blog www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog.

color management, color profile, calibration, ICC, x-rite, xriteMonitor calibration and profiling is essential for soft proofing so check out ColorMunki Display and ColorMunki Photo – both offering the latest in display calibration and profiling technology at www.xritephoto.com.

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