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09/17/2008 08:26:22 PM · #1
I shoot in raw and then convert them to adobe rgb. I just ordered 60 8x10's and they came back looking flat and less saturated. I ordered a large quantity because they usually come back perfect. Should I convert them to srgb before sending them off to print? Also, is proof colors a good indicator of how it will look after print or is just to show how the picture will look on the web?
09/17/2008 08:44:23 PM · #2
Originally posted by superdave:

I shoot in raw and then convert them to adobe rgb. I just ordered 60 8x10's and they came back looking flat and less saturated. I ordered a large quantity because they usually come back perfect. Should I convert them to srgb before sending them off to print? Also, is proof colors a good indicator of how it will look after print or is just to show how the picture will look on the web?

Yes to both questions, or they'll look flat and less saturated. Lab prints are an RGB process that [I think] exposes photosensitive paper to light, and they generally assume an sRGB profile. Adobe RGB is better suited to images that will be converted to CMYK and printed on commercial presses (like a magazine) or at home with an inkjet printer where you can manage the profiles. This might help.

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