technoid

Lives in United States Ranch Santa Fe, CA, United States
Joined on Sep 30, 2004

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  • It is impossible to verify a random print was made with a 16 bit driver. Even with two prints of the same image side by side, it is normally not possible to tell which was printed using a 16 bit ...
  • Very true, and very sad. People still like to adorn their walls with prints but even there things will change. There's some new technology that will allow very thin electronic displays that ...
  • If you had simply stated that 16 bits v 8 bit brought no normally observable benefit I would have agreed completely. But you stated: This implies you believe that printer and display manufactures ...
  • One can show visible, 8 bit banding, with computer generated, 16 bit gradients. One can always bump up the contrast enough but that's a bit artificial because you won't see it without significant ...
  • For various reasons there is rarely, if ever, a real photo image that is visibly different using a high end monitor with 8 bit channels and one with 10 bits. However, it is fairly easy to ...
  • No, it is quite possible. I have done so. Impossible it isn't.
  • I don't like to see factually incorrect statements such as this propagated: It is quite a simple process to create a printed image that visibly demonstrates whether a printer with a 16 bit path is, ...
  • I agree, and said it made no difference in my post, but facts are facts. While higher order bit paths do exist for monitors and printers, the "benefit" for photographers is just marketing hype
  • Not so. I have an Eizo 318 monitor that, with the proper display driver, displays 10 bit gradients. Also, most modern printers can also work with 16 bit paths and provide smoother gradients than ...
  • Wouldn't surprise me. The "new" Costco Glossy has a b* under M1 of about -14. Epson Ultra Prem. was only -12 last time I checked. I've never seen a paper with a higher level of OBAs. The main ...
  • Yep. These UPS's have good power capability but are short on capacity. Generally that works great. We don't have many outages here but there's about 1 every 6 months or so. However, every year or ...
  • What I'm saying is that viewing a soft proof is exactly the same as converting an image to device space (with the printer profile using whatever intents - Rel. Col, Perc., etc ) then converting ...
  • The process that Adobe uses to create "soft proof" views is profile conversion in the background. First, the image is converted from whatever working space you are in to the printer's RGB ...
  • What LR is doing behind the scenes is transforming the image using the printer's ICC profile. With LR that is one of two possibilities depending on your printer setting. 1. ICC Perceptual -> ...
  • No idea if Piezoflush is the same. I still have the bottle of Magic Bullet but have had no need to use it since. My 9800 continues to chug along and rarely has a nozzle clog unless it isn't used ...
  • Perhaps. Any business that sells to a specific market is typically interested in providing accurate information to it to facilitate the use of their products. Take Adobe, in spite of occasional ...
  • Lot of good stuff at that site but there are a few areas they need to clean up regarding color management. They should stop showing an icon of a monitor and calling it a "Characterized Input Device." ...
  • If you are interested in a deep dive, www.color.org for technical docs and papers on color management. It's the website of the ICC standards organization with lots of details.
  • Pantone colors are mostly used in industrial/fashion applications. There is some overlap with the paint industry but they often have their own labels and swatches tied to the paint brand. Also ...
  • I would check the paper flatness, vacuum settings, paper thickness and such. Looks like variations in the paper to head spacing. Change them to see whether it gets better/worse. Could also happen ...
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