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maxshafiq

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Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:41:43 AM »

Hi

If I wanted to print large prints (say 4 ft by 6 ft) and am using Phocus to do the initial RAW conversion.
I then like to make some edits/tweaks in PS CC using actions etc.
Should I now just print directly from PS CC or should I import into Lightroom and using its PRINT module? or go back to Phocus and print from there?

Should I be exporting from one package to another in JPEG or TIFF?

Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.

Max
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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 03:34:26 PM »

Hi

If I wanted to print large prints (say 4 ft by 6 ft) and am using Phocus to do the initial RAW conversion.
I then like to make some edits/tweaks in PS CC using actions etc.
Should I now just print directly from PS CC or should I import into Lightroom and using its PRINT module? or go back to Phocus and print from there?


Should I be exporting from one package to another in JPEG or TIFF?

Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.

Max
I print large 40" x 60"+ images quite often and have never had any reason to use LR. I do everything in PS CC. Though to save download time jpegs are much faster and will show no loss of quality.
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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 04:13:17 PM »

To me lightroom does a great job of resizing and applying appropriate output sharpening when it sends the file to the printer so it’s faster and simpler than resizing and applying sharpening in Photoshop.

  Additionally I can save various presets which can store every parameter necessary to print, including all the custom paper sizes, so I don’t have to worry about the Mac presets.

Other than a random occasional unimportant print, I haven’t printed out of PS in several years.
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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 06:15:24 PM »

Well here is a third answer with a third method.
I never print out of any editing programme.
Get yourself a print programme and print from that and never look back.
I use Mirage Print but there are others.

You then never have to worry about presets and working out which profile to use from gibberish descriptions or whether one editing programme is doing something different to another.
Instal the profiles once.
Drag and drop a 16 bit Prophoto TIF or whatever onto the Mirage icon.
Set the paper size and print size, select the profile in plain English, adjust the layout and it (almost) always comes out right.
Another advantage is that it overcomes some limitations like print size on some printers.
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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 12:43:36 AM »

Ah Mirage does not support HP Printers :-(

Any suggestions for 3rd party print only software for HP's?

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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 03:02:17 AM »

Ah Mirage does not support HP Printers :-(

Any suggestions for 3rd party print only software for HP's?

Qimage

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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 09:32:28 AM »

One more minor detail I am using Mac and I don't believe QImage comes in a Mac version either :-(

http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u/downloads.htm

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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:35:03 AM »

One more minor detail I am using Mac and I don't believe QImage comes in a Mac version either :-(

http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u/downloads.htm

New ‘Qimage One’

http://www.binartem.com/qimageone/
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Re: Large Prints - Recommended Workflow
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 11:12:23 AM »

New ‘Qimage One’

http://www.binartem.com/qimageone/

Demo there too.  I wrote Qimage to keep all options open as it was not clear OP used a Mac.

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