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Philip Weber

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Rendering Intent for B&W
« on: May 19, 2011, 12:17:35 PM »

Printing out of LR 3.4, I typically use the relative rendering intent for color prints.

My question is, does the rendering intent make a difference with B&W images?

FYI, I print with an Epson 3880 on Ilford GFS.

Thanks!
Phil
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Richowens

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Re: Rendering Intent for B&W
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 02:38:35 PM »

Philip,

I never really thought about it, with B&W i just used perceptual.
If I remember I'll try relative the next time. Food for thought anyway.

Rich

John R Smith

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Re: Rendering Intent for B&W
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 03:42:42 PM »

Phil

Eric Chan uses perceptual for his 3800 profiles - and he should know.

John
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Re: Rendering Intent for B&W
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 04:40:27 PM »

It depends if the source is a monochrome or an RGB image.

Since rendering intent concerns how out of gamut colours will be interpreted, with a B&W rendition its irrelevant.

But if your file is in RGB (and not just luminance data) then even though it's in monochrome rendering intent may play a role if there are out of gamut colours in the data.

In the end, I wouldn't worry about it.

Michael
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Philip Weber

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Re: Rendering Intent for B&W
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 04:51:00 PM »

Makes sense.

My thanks to you Michael and to everyone else as well!

Phil
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