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  • e Rendering Intent menu lets you choose a rendering intent for the conversion from the image’s

source space to the simulated print space. You can think of rendering intents as dierent ways of handling out-of-gamut colors (that is, colors that are present in the source image that the desti- nation printer is incapable of reproducing). For most photographic images, the choice is between Perceptual and Relative Colorimetric, but one of the more useful aspects of the Proof Setup dia- log box is that you can see what happens to the image as you choose dierent rendering intents.

You can change the Rendering Intent settings to t your image’s needs.

  • e Use Black Point Compensation option is a proprietary Adobe feature that ensures that the

source image is converted in such a way that it uses the full dynamic range of the output device. We suggest you always leave this option selected.

All of the aforementioned settings control the conversion from the source image to the simu- lated print. However, the last two Display options, Simulate Paper Color and Simulate Black Ink, control the way that simulation is rendered to your screen. ese options require some care to use them eectively.

Choose these options to change how the image appears on-screen.

When both Simulate Paper Color and Simulate Black Ink are deselected, Photoshop translates the simulated paper white to the brightest white and simulated printed black to the darkest black that your monitor can display. If you’re printing to a bright, glossy photo paper, this view is remark- ably accurate, but for lower dynamic range processes, such as watercolor or uncoated rag paper on an inkjet, this view may produce an overoptimistic example of the nal contrast of the print.

Select Simulate Black Ink to lighten the shadows to show the literal tone of printed black. Select Simulate Paper Color to show both the literal tone of printed black and of paper white. But when you select these options, Photoshop has to display the simulated paper white as something darker than monitor white and the simulated black ink as something lighter than monitor black, so the image suddenly looks much worse than it did when the options were deselected.

A Color Managed Raw Workflow From Camera to Print

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