I'm not quite understanding how profiles work. A profile is supposed to do a good job of mapping the gamut.? These profiles are generated from measurements of prints of grayscales and color charts.
Why, when proofing, are extra steps required to tweak images for the paper to almost try to get it back to what it looked like before selecting the proof option?
Are the measurements taken when generating profiles, only used in order to be able to better see on the monitor what one is going to get?
Couldn't the measurements also be used make additional adjustments to output so that the prints more closely approximate a "universal print" of grayscales or a color chart? (or...get as close as they can to this baseline scale?)
On a separate but, I think, related point, I read that colorbyte profiles include linearization. What does this mean? Is it related to the above questions?
Thanks a ton for any feedback.