Anybody else unhappy with Red River's R3000 profiles?

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Brian, you win! Perceptual is a definite improvement

just Tony wrote:

I had been lulled by the often written advice to stick with Relative unless the out of gamut content filled a relatively large percentage of the image area. In this image something minimal like 5% of the area was out of gamut according to what I saw in the CS6 preview window. I was worried that Perceptual would shift too many of the in-gamut colors.

I now see that was an unfounded fear. The skin tones remained good, and several sections benefited greatly. The sky in the Monument Valley scene has better cloud definition, the black of the CD player is more open, and the strawberries look more inviting. Much better overall.

With a half way decent profile, you should not have these problems with relative colorimetric. Indeed, one of the main reasons for having several types of color rendering intents (putting aside the saturation and absolute colorimetric) is to give you a choice of what works best for a particular image given its gamut, and the output gamut of your printer/inks on your chosen paper.

It definately sounds like a RR profile problem. To quote RR "Rendering Intent: We recommend Relative Colorimetric for most prints. You can also try Perceptual if your results are not satisfactory."

The Outback test image is designed to show flaws in workflow and profiles. And it certainly seems to have done that this time.

Brian A

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