[argyllcms] Re: Confused with PS, softproofing and monitor profile intents

  • From: Claas Bickeböller <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:22:59 +0100

Hi Vallo,

in addition to Klaus' answer.
Maybe the lecture of our Softproofing Handbook gives additional valuable input.

Best regards


P.S. Feedback is welcome

Am 06.11.2010 um 12:18 schrieb Vallo Kallaste:

> Hi
> Firstly i'm amused by the fact that Xrite profiling software which
> comes with Colormunki, creates RGB-TRC (gamma) based profile with
> Perceptual intent. As far as I understand it's nonsense, because
> this is what cLUT profiles are for. Next I tried to think what
> happens when softproofing for printing in Photoshop and got stuck.
> Can somebody enlighten me what happens behind the scenes in the PS
> when one softproofs for specific printer-paper profile?
> First case would be with matrix monitor profile, with only rel.
> colorimetric intent.
> Second case would be with cLUT monitor profile, containing also
> perceptual intent. Source images are in ProPhotoRGB space and the
> cLUT monitor profile has been made with 'colprof -S ProPhoto.icc
> ...'. Printer profile is manufacturer canned one, not that it
> matters.
> How are all the profiles and intents interacting? Is PS creating
> device link profiles on the fly, considering also source image
> gamut?
> thanks,
> -- 
> Vallo

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