i'm playing with cs6
i have a question about printing in a photographic lab
i have many profiles for different papers ,installed in my os folder (windows7 and xp my laptop)
to proof how will look my photos is right
View -> Proof set up -> custom -> device to silumate -> select the Lab profile
now view -> proof colors
my i ask a question about minibridge ?
i installed cs6
i have cs5 and cs6 on my w7 , but under file minibridge is gray -> what's wrong ?
to be honest i have never loved minibridge , but can't understand why is not available
select the Lab profile
What an unfortunate choice of words (or capitalization).
Lab is a color space, but I think you mean »the RGB- (or possibly even CMYK-) profile required/recommended by the photographic lab«.
In that case it seems recommendable to actually convert (duplicates of) the images to the profile and handing those over to the lab because settings like Render Intent, Black Point Compensation etc. can make a difference in appearance.
And how reliable the preview on your screen is still depends on how diligently you profile your monitor, how constant your viewing conditions are, how well the lab maintains their output equipment etc.
Couple of comments from the CS6 beta forum and min-bridge.
Colse PS and Bridge. Start Bridge then PS. Mini-bridge should work now.
2nd Comment my solution is to end the processes of switchboard, bridge, and cs6 service manager in the task manager, start PS and the mini-bridge populates my images automatically or when i do press launch bridge, it will load properly. if i leave those services on (switchboard never closes on my system unless i kill it) the mini bridge doesn't work
Hope this helps, I also never use mini-bridge, guess never got in habit.
If what you see on the screen will look like what gets printed is what you want there are a lot of variables.
1. You have to have a calibrated monitor.
2. You have to have the correct color profile for the photo
3. THe print lab has to also be correct on accepted standards, lots of variables here, especially at common prices.