Jeff, we were both replying in parallel and I think what I said is consistent with what you said and our interventions complement eachother to some extent. Please correct me if I am wrong. One major point you made that I find truly interesting is about the reverse table of the printer profile. I am using Epson's PRO4000 Enhanced Matte profile (being the printer and paper combination I use), because going in the forward direction it remains the best of the four different profiles I have had custom-made. Sounds counter-intuitive, but my eyes tell me it is true, and in the final analysis that is what I rely on. Now, I have also found the softproofing using this Epson profile to be "reasonably satisfactory". By that I mean for those images where there is a large shakedown of contrast and saturation moving from the non-proofed to the proofed version on screen, the print definitely prints in the ballpark of the proofed image, but quite often the shake-down in the print is not quite as dramatic as the soft-proofing indicates it will be. This means that when I, say, tweak Curves at the softproofing stage I do need to be a bit careful not to over-compensate. Questions: (i) do you know whether this kind of experience sounds about right for this Epson profile, and (ii) who makes first-class profiles going foreward and in reverse?