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color management in CS2
Kevin Nibur, Student/Intern, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 1:59 PM on 12.22.05
->> I recently download the trial version of CS2 to see how it compares to CS. When I print from CS2 ( I have an epson 2200) the prints are aweful. Very dark and bad color casts. I admit that I know very little about color management, but I always just use the default print settings in CS and got great prints so I felt no reason to change anything. Now it seems I need to do something different to get good prinrs using CS2. Are there different defaults in CS2 and is there a way to get it to work the way CS does?
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Kate Falconer, Photographer
Santa Cruz | CA | United States | Posted: 10:52 AM on 12.23.05
->> Hey Kevin -
I haven't tried CS2 yet but you mention you just used the defaults when printing from CS. Go to Vince Laforet's helpful article about printing and pay close attention to the section at the bottom of the page - Cure For Inkjet Printing Headaches. This information solved months of epson 2200 printing headaches for me in CS. Maybe it will help with the problems in CS2. Not sure. Here's the link -
Good luck
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Aaron Rhoads, Photographer
McComb | MS | USA | Posted: 3:35 PM on 12.23.05
->> Kevin,
We use CS2 at work. It's pretty tricky. We have two 3 monitors calibrated for our newsprint. Three different name brand monitors. Of the three, mine seems to be the toughest to get right. We have to work at it to get the color correct.

The techs, who set up our web press, calibrated our monitors. They had some little device with suction cups they attached to the screen.

I know there is several settings in the color management menu.

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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 3:43 PM on 12.23.05
->> While those instructions may seems confusing they are correct. I gotthe same process from John Shaw. Your prints will come out perfect every time.
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Devin Dahlgren, Photographer
Everett | WA | USA | Posted: 10:25 AM on 12.24.05
->> This website will solve your problem.

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Nick Hoover, Student/Intern, Photographer
San Luis Obispo | CA | USA | Posted: 2:33 PM on 12.26.05
->> Really depends on both the colorspace you're working with, and the color profile you're using. I think the default for CS2 is either sRGB or Adobe RGB 1998. There should be a profile for that printer... as it's much more high quality than you might expect (in terms of color space vs. another printer). You may want to check out, good articles on color management, and also Brian P. Lawler ( he has excellent articles on color management. Extremely bright guy, and has had a hand in most of the color management aspects that Apple/Adobe have ever produced.
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Kevin Nibur, Student/Intern, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 9:47 PM on 12.26.05
->> Thanks for the responses. I will look through the links and see what I can learn. I actually do understand a LITTLE about color management and I have tried printing files that are both in AdobeRGB as well as sRGB and I have also tried printing using the epson profiles (from Epson website) as well as without. The thing that really suprised me is that all my prints in CS2 are just so dark - a stop to a stop and a half darker than when the same file is printed from CS.
Thanks again for the links. I'm feeling like the improvedments in CS2 are enough for me to really justify upgrading so maybe it doesn't really matter for me.
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