Red eye - R2400 - PhotoShop7

Discussion in 'Printers, Monitors, and Color Management' started by PaulBennett, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. PaulBennett

    PaulBennett

    343
    Apr 28, 2008
    Oregon
    I'm getting what must be classic 'double color management'
    as prints are too vivid or color saturated. Note these before/after
    http://www.paul-bennett.com/eye .jpg
    First image is crop of source - right image is cropped scan of R2400 print
    Note in print - eye lids awful red and lips and hair are vivid w/extra red coloring

    Monitor calibrated Spyder3 > PhotoShop7 in pcXP> Ilford Pearl paper
    PS7 > Print With Preview >
    More Options > Color Management
    Source Space: Document Adobe RGB
    Print Space: Profile > Ilford Photo Pearl.icc
    Intent > Perceptual
    Use Black Point Compensation - Checked -

    Above per Ilford pearl printing instructions. But I note CS-CS2-CS3 have check boxes for 'PhotoShop manages color' but PS7 has no option for who manages color.

    1) What am I missing on print settings?
    2) I have $200 to spend on software but would rather purchase NX2 than upgrade to CS3. But would the CS3 upgrade solve my problem?
     
  2. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    1. You need to check in the printer driver that Color Management is set to OFF (no Color Management).

    2. I doubt it, but I would upgrade anyway (although CS4 is on the horizon).
     
  3. PaulBennett

    PaulBennett

    343
    Apr 28, 2008
    Oregon
    That's what I'm asking...just where is this magic checkbox? Open in front of me is the print driver wizard and I just discovered it does have - "Color Mode - choose EpsonStandard, EpsonVivid, or AdobeRGB" I changed that to AdobeRGB. Also note that Ilford Pearl Paper isn't a choice under paper options.

    I now see a radio button called "ICM" and when checked, an checkbox appears labeled "OFF (No color adjustment)" When I click that, all sorts of things dissappear. I had expected to find the magic checkbox in PS7. Will try another print..I feel I'm so close. Thanks Francis and anyone else wishing to chime in.

    *********15 minutes later***********
    Thank you thank you thank you
    All is well with the world (well except for the totally inept congress)
    My prints are now as I desire - great skin tones and proper full but not overly vivid color.
    ICM - don't know what I is (internal?) but CM must be color management -
    I now have that configuration saved.
    Thanks again for pointed my in the right direction.
     
  4. Hot stuff !!!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  5. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    You're welcome :biggrin: