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I am looking for a good test image to send to a print lab, to test my system's color calibration.

I'll be sending my own photos too, of course, but I would also like to include one or two test images to exercise the process (and my knowledge of color and color problems) more thoroughly than my own photos might.

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Here is the one we suggest using at SmugMug, the full sized image is available for anybody to use.

http://cmac.smugmug.com/SmugMug/Test-prints/Calibration-prints/122238_UAxBs#5637776_3P7qj-A-LB

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Thanks Shizam! That one looks very nice. Is there a blurb anywhere on the SmugMug website that I can point printers to if they complain about permissions? –  Reid Jan 23 '11 at 21:38
    
I asked around and its fine to have this printed, I'll see about updating the caption on that page to indicate this. –  Shizam Jan 23 '11 at 21:45
    
+1 - Nice, good to see such an option. –  John Cavan Jan 23 '11 at 21:50
    
Yea, one of the nice 'features' of that image is it has 4 types of skin tones in it which is a boon for people-pictures :) –  Shizam Jan 23 '11 at 21:57
    
I have used this image very successfully. I would also recommend that you look at SmugMug for the printing itself as they do a great job helping with the color management issues. They have two labs to pick from. I have saved lots of money and frustration through their help. –  Bradford Benn Jan 24 '11 at 1:24

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