Hi I have a feeling there is a very simple answer to this. My photos which I mainly process in Lightroom 3 (with some adjustments in Photoshop CS3) print and show desaturated colors wether or not they are RAW or JPEG. I have applied camera profile settings such as landscape, to raw files but when I export them as a jpg and send to a photo shop to print they are still desaturated. Also when I send a stand alone file to a media contact it shows desaturated to them. If I deliberately adjust my monitor to Pro RGB it appears to show the true colour that others are seeing. I have attempted to over saturate to get a reasonable print but clearly this is not correct.
Proberbly an easy question for someone out there but I am having trouble resolving it.
Please click on the link below and read the entire site carefully. Then follow the instructions to the letter.
In a nutshell:
• Calibrate and profile your monitor. Set the resulting profile as your monitor profile. Never use a device independent color space (such as ProPhoto RGB, Adobe RGB or sRGB) as your monitor profile. Only use your calibrated profile specific to your monitor.
• honor the embedded profile in each file;
• when sending your images to a run-of-the mill lab, convert your images to sRGB (do not use assign profile; use CONVERT to profile) and embed the sRGB profile in them.
The above site explains it all to you.
Wo Tai Lao Le
…I have applied camera profile settings such as landscape, to raw files…
Both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw ignore all your in-camera settings (except Exposure and White Balance) in RAW files. In-camera settings apply only to JPEGs.