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Lightroom Printing Q&A – Lightroom Killer Tips

First, earlier than we kick into the Q&A for at this time, I needed to thank everyone who joined us for ‘The Panorama Convention” this week. What a beautiful, gracious, enjoyable crowd to current to (over 1,400+ photographers attended reside), and it was such a blast. My humble due to spending just a few days with us — we’re very grateful and hope you all discovered rather a lot!

One of many classes I did was referred to as “It’s all in regards to the print” and the main target was on methods to print from Lightroom Basic, both to your personal desktop printer or to set-up and prep your picture in Lightroom after which ship it to a web based lab, like BayPhoto or MPIX. I had various questions in the course of the convention that I believed I’d additionally tackle right here at this time for folk that didn’t get to attend. Right here we go:

Q. If I’m saving my format as a JPEG to ship to the lab, which coloration profile ought to I apply?

A. Some main print labs will inform you to make use of sRGB as your coloration mode, however to ensure your lab is cool with sRGB, simply drop their customer support dept. an e-mail and ask them which profile they like (once more, my guess is it will likely be sRGB, however higher protected than sorry).

Q. If I’m sending my picture to a lab for printing, ought to I allow them to do any coloration correction, or ought to I flip that possibility off?

A. After I ship to pictures to a lab, I at all times go away that possibility turned on, as a result of their displays are completely calibrated (many labs calibrate their displays to their printers each day), and I’ve been within the room at MPIX the place they proof photos and the parents which are doing it are extremely proficient at nailing their coloration. In the event that they see one thing clearly fallacious with the colour in my finish as soon as it’s on their finish, I need them to repair it. I’ve by no means had an issue or had them repair one thing that didn’t want fixing.

Q. Scott, how do you management the standard of prints when sending your photographs to a photograph ebook app (e.g. Picaboo, Mac Books, and so forth.)

A. Nicely, ya kinda don’t. With Picture Books, you simply put together the photographs such as you would in the event you had been going to print them your self; cross your fingers and hope for the very best. I’ve had nice success with printing picture books from proper inside Lightroom Basic’s Ebook Module, so I’m completely snug with it.

The most definitely factor that may occur (in a foul manner) is that your prints print darker than you count on. In the event you’re involved about that, make digital copies of the photographs you need in your picture ebook; Choose All and enhance the Publicity by round +0.25 and that may most likely compensate for darkening. If it nonetheless comes out too darkish, you’ll must attempt +0.50 (all of it relies on the brightness of your monitor to how a lot you’ll want). It would take a attempt or two to nail the brightness quantity, however you’ll get it. Bear in mind, you possibly can attempt a small ebook, with the minimal variety of pages, as a take a look at print earlier than you decide to printing an enormous, full-sized, 100 web page ebook.

Q. In case you are utilizing a paper from a distinct producer than the printer, how do you deal with the profile?

A. In the event you’re printing to (say for instance) a Canon imagePROGRAF Professional-1000 printer however you’re printing on say Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper, it is advisable go to Hahnemühle’s web site and obtain their free Platinum coloration profile for the Canon Professional 100 printer (on the Hahnemühle Web site, underneath Digital Advantageous Artwork, select ICC profiles, after which ‘Obtain Middle.’ It is going to ask you which ones model of printer you’ve gotten, after which which mannequin of printer. Lastly, it askes which of their papers you’re printing to, after which it brings up a obtain hyperlink to the free profile.

Q. Do you’re taking photos you completed in PS again into LR to print?

A. Completely — I solely print from Lightroom. I ended printing from Photoshop about 11 years in the past.

1. See the picture on the correct? Click on and drag inside left/proper to reposition the picture contained in the cell.
2. Right here’s that very same picture repositioned within the cell.

Q. [In a layout inside the Print Module]: Are you able to management what portion of the image might be displayed within the cell?

A. You may: simply click on and drag contained in the cell to reposition the picture. Relying on the picture and the format, you’ll most likely solely have the ability to drag left/proper or up/down — not each.

Q. What’s the title of the rolled print stretcher that you just talked about his print session?

A. That’s Bay Picture Lab’s XPoser exhibition system. It’s actually good, and when we’ve our gallery openings, everyone’s at all times asking about them —  they love the way in which they stand off the wall; and simply the sheer high quality of the prints. It’s not shiny or matte; it’s extra like a satin end and it’s very flattering to photographic photos. Right here’s a video I did at Bay Picture’s sales space at Photoshop World that exhibits the entire course of. Value watching:

Hope you discovered that useful. Thanks once more to everyone who make the convention so successful. It was an honor to share the digital stage with such an ideal workforce of instructors, and with the great group of photographers we bought to spend the final two or three days with.

Have an ideal weekend. Keep wholesome and completely happy, and I hope to see you right here once more subsequent week. 🙂



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