[argyllcms] Re: Yet another cry for help with my printer profile.

On Tue, 2011-03-15 at 22:13 +0100, edmund ronald wrote:
> Maybe the reason you should use the Pixl image is that it has
> diagnostic help? How should someone here know what your "typical"
> images look like?
> The Pixl image should also show you whether your screen is roughly ok.
> Maybe doing what is advised would waste less time for everyone?

I still don't know if I'm using the right Pixl image.  The one I found
may have diagnostic help, but if so I haven't figured out how to access
it.   Thjere is something at the website about a notes tool when  used
with photoshop, but I am working under Linux and using gimp.

There are some general comments about the gray scale, and that looks
okay to me with my display calibration/profile.

In any case, I am not asking anyone to diagnose/fix what is wrong with
my setup.  I am just asking what techniques/tools I can use to do that
myself.

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> 
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> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Leonard Evens
> <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-03-14 at 20:36 +0100, edmund ronald wrote:
> >> display and printer both need to be calibratef.
> >>
> >> calibrate the display,
> >
> > My display was calibrated/profiled before i began.
> >
> > I've read about calibrating the printer, but the recommendation is that
> > I not do that until quite a bit later.  Also, I'm not sure it is
> > necessary with my printer.
> >
> >>
> >> download the Pixl test image
> >
> > I've had troubling finding it.  I did find
> > www.ekdahl.org/kurs/SpyderColorvision/pixl_testimage.htm
> > I looked at it in gimp, but it turns out it has an embedded profile
> > Adobe RGB.  I had gimp convert it to my gimp SRGB working profile.
> >>
> >> check the display
> >
> > It looks fine.
> >
> >>
> >> adjust gutenprint density, then make a printer profile
> >
> > I already did this, not with the above Pixl, but with one of my typical
> > images.
> >
> >>
> >> print test image, report back here
> >
> > That is basically where I am now.
> >
> > What do I do next?
> >
> >>
> >> Dr Edmund Ronald. :-)
> >>
> >> On 3/14/11, Leonard Evens <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > I've produced a profile for my Epson 3880.  I edit with gimp under
> >> > Fedora 14 Linux, and print with photoprint.
> >> >
> >> > I adjusted the density downward slightly in gutenprint's settings, and I
> >> > got the middle tones right, but the gamma is a bit off because the
> >> > lowest tones are slightly too light.  The color seem to be right on.  I
> >> > can probably get something very close to what I need by fiddling more
> >> > with gutenprint's settings,  but I feel I should be working more with
> >> > the profile instead.  But I don't see how to do that.   The
> >> > documentation probably tells me what to do, but I haven't deciphered it
> >> > well enough to figure that out.
> >> >
> >> > Any help would be appreciated.
> >> > --
> >> > Leonard Evens len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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