I seriously need a BIG HELP here....
I know this topic sounds familiar but I've got specific questions here so I've started a new thread:
Spent almost the whole day reading on Colour Management with respect to Photoshop 6 and still can't understand what the heck the authors are saying!!!
1. The books simply mention that if the printer output is not the same as the screen, then I need to create an ICC profile for the printer. Period. That's all they were willing to explain. But how to create such a profile and tell PS6 to use it??!
2. My Canon printer driver actually has an ICM (Colour Management) option which claims that if selected, it can print the same colours as that on screen. But first, I need to "select ICM on the software (PS6 in my case)". How do I do this?
3. I have calibrated my screen using Adobe Gamma. When I printed a test image, I find the colours to be less saturated than the original I see on screen. Also, the grey comes out with a tinge of magenta. How do I go about adjusting from here?
4. There also seems to be a lot of confusion about CMYK printing. I've heard different views about pple (in Clubsnap included) saying we need to select CMYK if we want to do printing on our home bubble jet printers bcos they use CMYK inks. In the books I've read, they said home printers use RGB. But at times they also referred to CMYK printers!!! Arggh!! Do they mean CMYK printers like those used for printing books?
5. In that case, does it mean in PS6, under Image/Mode/Convert to Profile/Destination Space, I have to choose Adobe RGB since our home printers are considered to have RGB gamut?
Wahhhh.... this is all getting very confusing!!!!
Pleasssse could somebody help me!!! I really appreciate your help!!! Thanks very very very much in advance!!!