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rabanito

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I tried a Custom Profile
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:11:30 PM »

For what is worth
After giving it some thought I decided to order a custom profile for my system.
Just to see if there would be any noticeable difference with the canned profiles I'd been using.
In this case my Epson R2880 and Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Glossy.

Well yesterday I got the profile.
The improvement has been enormous

Just to share my experience
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 06:52:35 PM »

I'm glad to hear that.
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 11:22:39 AM »

Same experience… Every custom profile was a worthwhile investment.
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 09:37:04 AM »

Who made the profile for you?
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 09:45:47 AM »

...Just to share my experience.

Well, share it then.

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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 10:44:13 AM »

Who made the profile for you?

https://www.druckerprofile.de/
A German company
In my case 2'000 patches following their instructions (the "Pro" option)
They have another  "Fine Art" w/ 4'000 patches
I downloaded 5 charts in format A4 and printed them as they instructed.
Sent them on Monday with normal post and got the ICC Profile via email on next Friday
I chose the middle option (2'000 patches)  "just in case", I didn't know the company then but am now VERY happy w /the results

I tried first some pics with which I had difficulties in the past (some saturated red flowers and the like)
One or two little  tweaks to the soft proof (w/tone curves) and the pic in the screen was almost the same as the print. Before that I had almost always to do this and that correction and print again.
Other images are easier still.

It cost 42 Euros plus the paper and ink and postage
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »

Well, share it then.
First I printed those two.
The castle in Normandy was a piece of cake.

Now I'm printing "everything" My wife is terrified. ;)
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 12:09:37 PM »

First I printed those two.
The castle in Normandy was a piece of cake.

Now I'm printing "everything" My wife is terrified. ;)

What are these images supposed to tell us as the example?
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 12:43:19 PM »

What are these images supposed to tell us as the example?

I was hoping to see before/after comparison, alas...

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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 12:46:55 PM »

+1

Kinda meaningless w/o before/after.

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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2019, 12:58:46 PM »

I was hoping to see before/after comparison, alas...
I would not know how
Should I send you the prints?
That's the only way.
Screen is screen Print is print.
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 01:00:23 PM »

What are these images supposed to tell us as the example?

The images tell you that those are the images I used. Nothing else.
I worked on them in ProPhoto 16 Bit before printing and converted them to sRGB 8 Bit for publishing to LuLa.

The first Amaryllis gave in my combo Monitor/Paper/Ink/Printer w/ HFA_Eps2880_PK_FABaryta from Hahnemühle a magenta colouring which I corrected after a lot of tweaking and frustration and waste of paper and ink.
The second flower is the same one after some time. She's just pregnant
Both printed to my satisfaction w / the custom profile at once. Just a little tweak with the RGB channel in the Tone Curve at LR. Imagine!
The third one has never been a problem.

A warning.
Nobody's going to learn anything from me, I'm just a humble newbie trying to learn.
Somebody asked about my personal experience and i gladly tell.
If your monitor is calibrated etc and you open the images with a program that manages color, then yo see  the pictures as they are and very nearly how they printed
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 01:02:29 PM »

I would not know how
Should I send you the prints?
That's the only way.
Screen is screen Print is print.

It is much simpler. Print before/after and take a snap with an iPhone. Easy.

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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 01:04:33 PM »

I don't know what the point is hassling the OP. He got a custom profile and prefers the output vs. the original method. Does anyone else here believe that's not a possible and a likely outcome? What's the point of snapshots of prints before and after and do you think we'd really see the same improvements he see's when actually looking at the prints? He's simply reporting he's happy with a custom profile.
If you're happy with what you have, be happy that you're happy with what you have! - Bruce Fraser
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 01:07:58 PM »

It is much simpler. Print before/after and take a snap with an iPhone. Easy.

Just believe me, Slobodan
I'd send you the prints but you should pay for the postage.
And, if you want them signed they cost a lot more. ;D ;D
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 01:09:36 PM »

He's simply reporting he's happy with a custom profile.


How true. Thank you  :)
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 01:29:54 PM »

... What's the point of snapshots of prints before and after and do you think we'd really see the same improvements he see's when actually looking at the prints? He's simply reporting he's happy with a custom profile...

The OP reported enormous difference. It would surely be visible in an iPhone snap.

In related story, I got today a new shipment of wine. I am simply reporting how happy I am with it. Maybe I should post it in a separate thread. Too bad we do not have here a Wine Corner, just The Coffee Corner.

I am also preparing chili for lunch. Again, simply reporting how happy I am with it.

I'll let you know about the dessert. In a separate thread.
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 01:39:48 PM »

The OP reported enourmous difference. It would surely be visible in an iPhone snap.

Not true. I reported "enormous".
Check your spelling.
And, Slobodan, I'm not trying to prove anything.
What's the fuss?
It worked with my system. Printing is not a nightmare anymore.
Maybe some other newbie would find it useful.

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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »

The OP reported enourmous difference. It would surely be visible in an iPhone snap.
He did, it would, what's the point? He's not lying as far as I can tell.
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In related story, I got today a new shipment of wine. I am simply reporting how happy I am with it. Maybe I should post it in a separate thread. Too bad we do not have here a Wine Corner, just The Coffee Corner.
Sure. Clog up that forum with posts that have absolutely nothing to do with photography. Now that politics is banned, you might find such a post useful to a posting agenda.
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I'll let you know about the desert. In a separate thread.
You're going to tell us about photography taken in a desert? That's fine.
The post about wine, on a forum about photography, I'll ignore it. I suspect others will too. Is posting off topic remarks necessary to gain attention to oneself? It reminds me of a film I like:

What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket (1987)

At least unlike wine and dessert (or did you really mean desert?), there's an aspect of photography (cinematography) that could be discussed in a forum about photography.
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Re: I tried a Custom Profile
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2019, 02:05:20 PM »

... Clog up that forum with posts that have absolutely nothing to do with photography...

As opposed to clogging the forum with posts related to photography, but actually meaningless? As in "I got a new lens/camera/printer and I am happy with it"?
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