3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2016 5:29 PM by thedigitaldog

    New feature request: white balance print adjustment in Print Module?

    Oirada Level 1

      At the moment the Print Module has adjustments to compensate prints for Brightness and Contrast. It would be very useful to add also White Balance as typically screens are calibrated to a different white point and prints are warmer.

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: New feature request: white balance print adjustment in Print Module?
          Bob Somrak Level 6

          If everything is calibrated right you shouldn't need Brightness, Contrast or White Balance sliders in the Print Module.  They are just kludges. 

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          • 2. Re: New feature request: white balance print adjustment in Print Module?
            Oirada Level 1

            You are right but either you calibrate your monitor for web view and native white point of lcd display (D65) or for printing. Also, editing the picture twice for the two outputs is not practical.

            • 3. Re: New feature request: white balance print adjustment in Print Module?
              thedigitaldog MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Oirada wrote:

               

              You are right but either you calibrate your monitor for web view and native white point of lcd display (D65) or for printing. Also, editing the picture twice for the two outputs is not practical.

              Bob's right, the sliders are a huge kludge. Calibrate your display to match a soft proof*. Pick the rendering intent you visually prefer per image, build a Proof Copy, a super useful feature of LR. No added files added.

              The sliders are a solution in search of a problem. IF the image needs to be edited, we edit it. The sliders do not do this and ensure, if you print those RGB numbers with the same profile anywhere else, it will not print the same. Kludge. Pointless to attempt to calibrate for the web, it's the wild west! Some users don't use color managed browsers. Some calibrate to differing aim points. Some are using the best wide gamut technology possible, others circa 1994 CRTs. Make the image look good on your calibrated display and hope for the best. And that has nothing to do with silly Print adjustment sliders anyway. That's for printing. When you have a sever disconnect between what you see and what you get. That's why you should properly calibrate your display. The silly sliders don't even update the preview as you would and could actually fixing the RGB numbers. You're shooting in the dark. Feature request? Remove the silly sliders. LR is color managed, this isn't 1992.

               

              * Why are my prints too dark?

              A video update to a written piece on subject from 2013

               

              In this 24 minute video, I'll cover:

               

              Are your prints really too dark?

              Display calibration and WYSIWYG

              Proper print viewing conditions

              Trouble shooting to get a match

              Avoiding kludges that don't solve the problem

               

              High resolution: http://digitaldog.net/files/Why_are_my_prints_too_dark.mp4

              Low resolution: https://youtu.be/iS6sjZmxjY4