5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2017 2:11 PM by karenv62522696

    Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS

    karenv62522696

      i am having trouble with photos I am printing from either LR CC (2015) or PS CC(2017). They are coming out with a pink colour to them. Given what I have read online, I suspect that I am double profiling when color managing. If so, I can't see how to fix the problem. When I am in the Print Sreen in LR and choose a Profile for my paper under Colour Management, the exclamation point at the bottom says to remember to turn off color management in the print dialogue, but I can't see where to do this. I can get reasonable prints if I choose Managed by Printer under Profile in Colour Management but that rather defeats the purpose. I have calibrated my monitor and am using an Epson SC P800 Printer.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated, Karen

        • 1. Re: Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS
          Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

          Hi Karen,

           

          Please check that your prints are color managed from Photoshop or Lightroom itself. Refer this article Print with color management in Photoshop

          You may also check out this thread for other suggestions Blue colour cast when printing - Photoshop CC (2017)

           

          Thanks,

          Akash

          • 2. Re: Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS
            karenv62522696 Level 1

            Hi Akash, thank you for your quick reply. I have read both those articles. I like to print through LR rather than PS but I did attempt to do a print through PS after reading the Print with color management article. Under section 7 it says 'access the color management options for the printer driver from the Print Settings dialogue box, which automatically appears after you click print.........in Mac OS, use the pop-up menu from the Print Settings dialogue box to access the printer driver options'. However, no pop-up menu appears after I click print. It just prints. How do I turn off color management for the printer. In LR, when I am in the Print box, when I choose a paper ICC profile infer the color management tab, it should automatically be telling the printer not to manage the color but this doesn't appear to be happening and I cant find anywhere in LR to do the same.

            i have made sure that I have everything updated- printer driver, LR and PS, and MacOS. Should I be thinking about removing and then re-installing the printer driver as some reading suggests it might be a problem with upgrades?

            Thank you, Karen

            • 3. Re: Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS
              ejg1890 Level 1

              Karen

               

              Did you ever resolve the magenta issue?

               

              I just acquired an Epson P800 and have the same issue. In fact many of my colors are off tending toward magenta even after re-calibrating the monitor. I have tried several solutions but nothing works. So I am curious it the issue has been resolved.

               

              Thanks

               

              Jim

              • 4. Re: Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS
                JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                This can happen when both Lightroom and the printer are programmed to manage the color. Make sure that color management is disabled in one or the other.

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                • 5. Re: Magenta cast to photos printed from LR or PS
                  karenv62522696 Level 1

                  Hi Jim, I did find the answer to my printing problem, hopefully it's the same for yoU. It was the printer driver that was installed. I accidentally installed the one that said Airprint. It was the default driver that was installed by Apple but there is a vendor-specific driver that you need to chiose instead. I found an article from Macworld forum that went through this exact problem. The article is called 'The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac' by Ted Landau written in 2015. The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac | Macworld

                  I hope this is the answer for you as well because it was sending me mad.

                  Cheers, Karen