Color Management for Soft-Proofing in Photoshop and Lightroom 4
Many photographers understand the need for color management, but don’t implement it into their daily workflow. Calibration and the use of soft-proofing (color preview on screen) practices can greatly improve the output quality of images, while reducing trial and error costs. Learning how to effectively integrate calibration and soft-proofing into your digital workflow can save time and money, as well as enhance image quality.
Soft-proofing, formerly found only in the full version of Photoshop, is now available much more affordably in Lightroom 4, expanding the market for soft-proof use. An accurate color preview provides multiple benefits, ranging from a corrected review of output color before printing, to a method to correct images for a specific output device from within your normal workflow, helping you judge the impact of image editing on the fly – saving time and helping ensure desired results.
Watch as Datacolor Color Management Experts, David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the range of issues photographers encounter when adding calibration and profiling of displays and printers, and soft-proofing to their workflow. Useful tips for getting started will be covered, as well as helpful tools, including proofing lights, and tuning display and output profiles.