Help, answer not found in search

ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek BabeCharleston, SCRegistered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
edited October 30, 2004 in SmugMug Support
I tried, I spent a very long time looking through search returns.

Two words need,

For the web, color setting is ________

For print, the color setting is ________

ginger

(someone else might like to see it so simply put, too.)
After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.

Comments

  • arjunrcarjunrc The laziest photographer USARegistered Users Posts: 159 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    andy wrote:
    if you are trying to prepare for print, then use adobe rgb.

    good luck :D
    Shouldn't that be use the same color profile your lab uses ? To my knowledge, most labs offer their customized profiles or also accept sRGB as one of the standards.

    regds
    arjun
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    color management
    there's loads of info out there on the subject, and i'm certainly no expert.

    we need baldy!
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Charleston, SCRegistered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    Thanks for your input Andy. When we get Baldy, I could use the info like this

    Color setting for smugmug lab is _____________

    ginger

    I appreciate the time, I think it is complicated. I have read threads on it, just can't find them now. And I just want a simple answer, I don't care why things are that way, just how to do them, smile.
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • arjunrcarjunrc The laziest photographer USARegistered Users Posts: 159 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    It really depends on how particular your needs are.
    Directly from ezprints:

    http://ezprints.com/help/IccProfileHelp.asp

    If you want to match closest, use their Icc profile (photoshop has an option for a soft-proof - so that you get to see what their printer would most likely print- remember its a close estimate, not an exact match)

    remember to calibrate your monitor as well.

    All the details are provided in that page I pointed you to.

    Andy is most probably speaking out of experience with the adobe format producing good results - I would not ignore that advice, ifyou want an easy to use answer to get good prints.

    regds
    arjun

    ginger_55 wrote:
    Thanks for your input Andy. When we get Baldy, I could use the info like this

    Color setting for smugmug lab is _____________

    ginger

    I appreciate the time, I think it is complicated. I have read threads on it, just can't find them now. And I just want a simple answer, I don't care why things are that way, just how to do them, smile.
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    smugmug help pages - print color and display color
    ginger_55 wrote:
    Thanks for your input Andy. When we get Baldy, I could use the info like this

    Color setting for smugmug lab is _____________

    ginger

    I appreciate the time, I think it is complicated. I have read threads on it, just can't find them now. And I just want a simple answer, I don't care why things are that way, just how to do them, smile.


    ginger, look here

    smugmug help page for display color

    smugmug help page for print color
  • tmlphototmlphoto Looking for sweet light! Valdosta, GA USARegistered Users Posts: 1,444 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    andy wrote:
    if you are preparing images only for the web, use srgb.

    if you are trying to prepare for print, then use adobe rgb.

    good luck :D
    Andy, FYI any JPEG sent to EZprints is assumed to be sRGB. BAldy says that they actually don't even look at the profile. This info is on the ezprint site as linked in the other post.
    Thomas :D

    TML Photography
    tmlphoto.com
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    tmlphoto wrote:
    Andy, FYI any JPEG sent to EZprints is assumed to be sRGB. BAldy says that they actually don't even look at the profile. This info is on the ezprint site as linked in the other post.

    i have much to learn on this subject :D thanks thomas
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Charleston, SCRegistered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2004
    Yes, thanks to both of you!

    ginger
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • BaldyBaldy SmugMug co-founder Mountain View, CaRegistered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
    edited October 30, 2004
    Sorry I jumped in late!

    Every Windows browser — like IE, Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape — can only support sRGB. Since they all ignore your profile and assume you're trying to display an sRGB file no matter what you upload, Adobe 98 files will look washed out on the web.

    Because that's true, every Internet-based printer like EZ Prints, Shutterfly, Ofoto, etc. — and even in-store printers like Costco, Wolfe's, etc. — also assume your file is sRGB. If you give them an Adobe 98 file they won't know it is one and your prints will look washed out.

    So who does use Adobe 98? Magazines and print shops that do annual reports, etc. The next time you shoot the cover of Vogue, make sure you submit an Adobe 98 file.

    Thanks,
    Baldy
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Charleston, SCRegistered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited October 30, 2004
    Laughing.gif, Thanks, Baldy!

    I know Kelby says to use nothing but 98, and I will too, soon as I get that cover assignment.

    Meanwhile, saved a lot of work..................and grief.

    ginger
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
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