Question for you. I'm really trying hard to develop a great color work flow. I realized after my new discovery I didn't to proof my photoshop files under Blurb's cmyk profile any longer. I went under Proofing and selected the calibration I have done with my X-rite colormunki. I realize under custom is the whole array of choices from the default Apple RGB to selecting the calibration colormunkit profile I do every two weeks with my X-Rite Colormunki. I just realized there are other settings I can select as well. One being the legacy Macintosh RGB Gamma 1.8. then Internet Standard RGB (SRGB), and finally Monitor RGB. the second of first choice
This question has gotten more intense for me. Since I'm working in Photoshop on files for my website should I set the monitor to Internet Standard RGB (sRGB) when I'm color correcting and adjusting my files for the web. Also should I go under custom and select the X-Rite Colormunki profile? Also since I'm going to only use SRGB files for Blurb books and not use Blurb's Icc profile any longer. Should I also select the Internet Standard RGB (sRGB) as for my monitor while adjusting my files for Blurb books or leave it as one of the other two legacy Macintosh RGB Gamma 1.8 etc?
Now again I'm wondering when I'm printing files for my Epson printers should I select legacy Macintosh RGB Gamma 1.8 or monitor RGB. Also should I choice the X-rite calibrated profile. I know when I'm in the Epson driver I go and select the printer profile for the printing paper I will be using.
This is a very specialized question about color management. I'd suggest you'll get more response either in the Photoshop forum
or the Color Management forum
your hardware-profiled (device-specific) monitor profile should always be highlighted in System Preferences> Displays> Color: Display Profile — never set your monitor profile to device-independent profiles like sRGB, AdobeRGB
forget anything to do with 1.8 Mac legacy gamma...profile your monitor to something like 6000 kelvin, D60, 2.2 gamma, luminance 120 cdm2
for the Web, always Edit> Convert to sRGB (if not already there), then File> Save for Web & Devices — include the sRGB ICC profile or not (i usually strip the profile for the Web)
Photoshop already displays sRGB 'accurately' so i wouldn't get too caught up in second guessing that for Web publishing
here is some reading
basic theory (Photoshop color management)
save for web (see profiles in action)
5 simple steps to profile enlightenment (assign or convert profiles)
Photoshop Manages Colors print workflow (Source> Print Profile)
when you come back, i will recommend you only discuss one point at a time and include screenshots...
The second post said that this was a very specialized question about color management.
No, it is not. It is another example of someone who does not know the first thing about color management, i e device dependence.
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