Proper steps before sending photos for printing

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Proper steps before sending photos for printing

My display is an Eizo EV2333WH which has been used for several years and I use built-in sRGB mode (factory calibrated?) for editing. Display color producing probably has changed, but I don't want to buy a calibration device for now.

I was thinking something like this, but don't exactly know, if it is the proper one:

1. Open a RAW photo in Capture NX-D (Nikon camera), choose picture settings, export to 16-TIFF with ICC profile included and ProPhoto RGB colorspace.

2. Open the 16-bit TIFF in Lightroom, edit settings until happy, export as TIFF 8-bit? 16-bit? Use sRGB? AdobeRGB? ProPhoto RGB? colorspace.

3. Sharpening and/or downsampling done with external program which can output only RGB32, so how to convert that to proper sRGB or other colorspace with GIMP or other program?

4. Send TIFFs? for printing. Including the ICC profile from Capture NX-D still necessary? Have I missed something?

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