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jarnold439

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Revising Soft Proof Settings
« on: February 23, 2014, 02:30:43 PM »

Hi,

Occasionally, after I have made a print using Lightroom's soft-proofing function, I will come back and look at my print the next day with new eyes and see something that I want to tweak. When I go back into Lightroom is there any way to compare my existing soft proof to the original using the before/after view like you do when you originally created the soft proof? All I want to do is a small tweak but it seems like there is no way to get the before after view with the soft proofing box checked without starting from scratch and making a new soft proof virtual copy. Can anyone explain the best way to tweak a soft proofed version when you want to continue to compare it side by side with the original?

Thanks.

John
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 02:35:25 PM »

You have to and you should make a virtual copy (Proof Copy). Those contain output specific edits which is very useful.
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 02:43:03 PM »

Andrew,

Thanks for the quick reply. I always make it a practice to create a virtual copy for my proofing so I'm glad to know that you agree that's a good process. I noticed that if I want to tweak my original print and create a new virtual copy by bringing up my original and clicking the soft proof box that it names it the same thing as my original soft-proof virtual copy. So I end up with two virtual copies named the same thing. Is that an issue?
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 02:53:45 PM »

Is that an issue?
Not that I can think of.
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 03:16:42 PM »

Thanks. So just to be clear. Once you print from a soft proof in LR you have to create a new one to adjust the existing settings. No way to go back to the original and get a before after view.
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 03:28:05 PM »

Right, you create a new VC based on the new edits.
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 07:15:27 PM »

Thank you
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Re: Revising Soft Proof Settings
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 02:21:41 AM »

Also, if you go to the Metadata panel in the Library module, you can change the Copy Name of the VCs.  Might help you to keep track of which is which.

Mike.
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