Of course not. :-] You're seeing the classic problems with a workflow that's not color managed.
Thanks for posting.
I know my workflow is not colour managed, because I have an orange lion :0). What I don't know, is exactly how to go about fixing it. Others here have been very kind in providing some tips which I have really benefitted from.
I'm looking into upgrading my calibration software for my monitor and I'm going to recalibrate the printer.
And last night, I recalibrated the monitor again, this time with the srBG preset. It still doesn't match the test image provided by digital dog.
I"m not prepared to buy a new monitor at this stage (budget) , so that isn't a consideration. I'm not up to making a custom profile (yet) because I'm in information overload.
However, one (stupid) question I do have which maybe you could help with is:
- how do I know if the test image I printed on paper (provided by Digital Dog) is correct or if the monitor is correct and the test image is wrong?
For example If the square is green on the test image and blue on my monitor (in CS5) - how do I know which one is correct?
Or is the point simply to make sure they both match?
My other concerns are related to software - for example, I use CS5 to create my image, but print (on a different computer) with CS4. I'm thinking I will intall CS5 on the printing computer and then download the plug-in from Canon .
I went into the Printer Dialog last night and in the advanced settings for colour see some options which I am not sure matter and am researching those too.
So, yeah, I have all the classical symptoms of an unmanaged workflow, and my thanks in advance for any help.