I'm interested in perfecting the 100% ideal method of doing things, keeping the color tones and quality through capturing to the printing and publishing.
This isn't about handling the camera or doing technical stuff with the hardware. This is about practical day-to-day things to follow to produce the end result (print/publishing media) after we have a RAW in hand. Actually, "the perfectionist's way".
I've noted few steps that a photographer follows when doing the job.
Capturing the photo (assume that I have the knowledge of exposure/techniques/composition). Let's assume I've captured the RAW photo correctly with all technical aspects and its ready to take in to editing. Also note I'm using a color space profile. e.g: sRGB
Editing/developing. I do basic or advanced editing. Assume the editor keeps the correct color space profile which is sRGB.
- A. Printing. Just take JPEGs to the print shop and get printed. I don't inquire about what color space profile they are using. Should I inquire? I'm really worried about JPEGs, Because it is a lossy format. However, I assume print shops doesn't accept any other format. I assume in film photography its 100% sure we are providing the negatives and there's no chance of being lossy or loosing actual color tones we've seen through the lens. What practices do pro photographers follow?
- B. On-line Publishing. Sending off JPEGs to publishing online media. There's no point of worry about the color space profile, should I?
Please correct or add any points that should follow.