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How can I get my JPEG images to look the same in print as they are on screen?

When I got the print back it was so dark as to be unsellable. Rather disappointed I contacted the printers and they said I should have used an ND filter. An ND (neutral density) filter would have ...
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How can I get my JPEG images to look the same in print as they are on screen?

It's all to do with 'Monitor Calibration'. Imagine you have a photo on your screen and you print it and it looks OK. Now reduce the brightness of your monitor to the lowest setting so the screen is ...
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Why is softproofing before print necessary - can't an optimal adaptation be computed automatically (at least a proposal)?

Because getting close to your original original edit is likely to require compromises, but there is probably any number of choices/compromises that can meet the technical requirement. For instance, if ...
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When soft proofing, why does the image change between relative and perceptual intent when there are no colours out of gamut?

It's quite common for images that are entirely in gamut to soft proof and print differently between Relative and Perceptual Colorimetric. Relative Colorimetric Intent is well defined for all in-gamut ...
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Why is softproofing before print necessary - can't an optimal adaptation be computed automatically (at least a proposal)?

If you reduce dynamic range and colour gamut there is no straightforward way to adjust the image to look "correct". When dynamic range is reduced there are three simple solutions: scale the ...
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

It is the same process as any printer. You simply need to print the sample and take measures with the hardware. http://www.xrite.com/service-support/...
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Adapt to uncalibrated printer

I had written a long answer explaining how to "incorrectly" apply your custom printer profile to images for printing. But I felt it was also necessary to add a note to the end of my answer......
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How can I get my JPEG images to look the same in print as they are on screen?

It is hard to say without seeing the picture and the print, but the chances are that you did not prepare the image properly. For example, quite often people have their monitors set to very high ...
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When soft proofing, why does the image change between relative and perceptual intent when there are no colours out of gamut?

The relative intent moves out of gamut color to be w/in gamut. So if you have some blues which are out of gamut and some blues that are just w/in gamut they may all wind up being the same (colors/...
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How to soft proof an image in LightRoom with CMYK ICC profiles?

According to blurb: Soft proofing and ICC Profiles in Lightroom, Lightroom does not support CMYK, and you need to hop over to Photoshop or InDesign to softproof CMYK. Apparently, use of CMYK ICC ...
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After soft-proofing in Lightroom, which color space should I embed with the exported JPG?

You need to export to one of whatever various color profiles your print shop can use and embed the profile you actually designated in your export settings. The vast majority of print shops can handle ...
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Color management (via ColorMunki and Filex lamp), but monitor is bluer than prints

Check your monitor hardware colour temperature settings. You might be using the D50 monitor profile with the monitor itself set to D65. Remember that a profile only applies to the hardware setup at ...
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

I contacted online both X-Rite and Datacolor and asked the same question. Datacolor never responded (it has been few months from then)! X-Rite contacted me by phone via their local dealer. He asked ...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

There are a few points to your question I'm unclear on, this is too long for a comment, and I think it also works to answer the question. So, focusing really only on the first profile: It sounds like ...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

The problem with CMYK printers is that they cannot make saturated colours as bright as unsaturated colours. LCD is somewhat similar to CMYK printer from this point of view but printer is more limited ...
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Soft proofing without physical printer in LR6

Normally a reputable print shop can provide the ICC profile for you to use when soft proofing. You don't need to have an actual printer to do soft proofing. As long as you are using a color accurate ...
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Why is my RGB to CMYK conversion causing a "dull" print?

The basic answer answer is that a CMYK print can reproduce less colors that an RGB monitor. But a more specific answer is that a CMYK conversion should be not used if you do not need it. Manual CMYK ...
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