How to get prints that are like what you see on screen

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mark Scott Abeln
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Re: calibrate your images, too

GreenMountainGirl wrote:

Your monitor also should have an ICC profile associated with it: this is created by the monitor calibrator and it too is used to translate sRGB to colors that the monitor can display.

I did discover where in my computer to do some calibration for the monitor, but there was no mention of ICC. It did offer AdobeRGB (1998).

AdobeRGB, sRGB, ProPhoto, and Wide Gamut RGB are all standard color spaces which are embedded inside of images, but none of them are actually a color profile which characterizes a physical device such as a camera, monitor, or printer. They are rather color standards.

Actual physical devices need ICC profiles that accurately describe them.

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