Priniting software

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  1. tvphotog

    tvphotog TPF Noob!

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    I'm using a Canon Pixma printer and the included software is not very sophisticated; the prints are off on the colors compared to my monitor, which is calibrated.

    Is there any third party software I can download that will allow some tweaks and produce better prints? An Adobe program?

    Thanks.
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    your monitor may be calibrated, but it's not calibrated to your printer...lol
     
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    Calibrated to what? A linear, or ICC profile? Do you have the proper drivers for that printer and paper? Photoshop with proper settings is what I would recommend. I know it's expensive, and most professional RIP apps are ├╝ber-expensive. But, at least with the proper printer drivers, proper paper/ink profiles, properly tagged image, and photoshop, you can print images spot on. Sounds easy, right?
     
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    I use PS CS, and have edited with it for years. I send out all my printing to a lab. I now want to print a few pics at home.

    I calibrated the monitor with a Spyder2 Pro, linear or ICC I don't know.
    The printer driver is up to date.

    How do you print from PS?

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  5. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    try Qimage, there is a free trial period.
    However, if your using a MAC they don't have a version for that OS.

    just be sure to down load the paper profiles and use them.

    I have PS but don't use it for printing i let the software and the printer work together and am very happy with the results.
     
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    Thanks, Ann, will check it out.
     

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