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Printer Test File A JPEG RGB file for testing your output devices. Saved in ColorMatch RGB. Use to test output to both CMYK or RGB output devices (this is a reference image).
2014 Printer Test File A TIFF RGB 16-bit Adobe RGB (1998) test file (NEW).
(03.20.00) This PDF shows various RGB Working Spaces and output device gamut plots.
A in the trenches guide to resolution? Make that resolution light bulb turn on!
The interface can make or break a scanner, find out what to look for in a scanning interface.
How to achieve the best possible scans out of any scanner...the first time.
Photoshop CS Interface tweaks
(01.07.04) See how Adobe has pushed the envelope with improvements in the CS GUI. Still applies in CS6 so check it out.
Articles in PDF form from Professional Photographer Magazine:
Why you need a working space
Discusses what a working space is. See the Adobe White Paper The Role of working spaces in Adobe Applications above for more information.
Print with Preview
This piece covers the original Print with Preview and how conversions take place there for output.
Print with Preview in CS2
This piece covers the next gen of Print with Preview and how conversions take place there for output.
Color Management in Lightroom
A primer on how Lightrooms color management is implemented. Be sure to see the soft proof videos covering Lightroom v4 on main web page.
CMYK Part 1
Part one discussing the devils color space and pitfalls of CMYK.
CMYK Part 2
Part two discussing the devils color space and pitfalls of CMYK.
Soft proofing and WYSIWYG
There is more to WYSIWYG then just setting up soft proofing. This article explains print viewing conditions.
Color Theory, Color Reality
A discussion of scene and output referred color. Also see the ICC white paper on this subject which goes into more detail.
Older Web Article Archives:
Photoshop 5.0 Tips
Tips are also pertinent to Photoshop 6 & 7 & newer versions of Photoshop!
Color Management Round-up
A round up of Color Management software products updated from the
article (A gamut of Solutions) posted 02.24.00
NEW Video (Webinar) Rentals of the Digital Dog from RetouchPRO Live:
for more information about this site and video rentals. Recorded 2010-2012.