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Thu, Apr 28, 2011 7:57 PM

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Lightroom: Add Soft Proofing

Has anyone mentioned soft proofing yet? If not, please add it! I'm sure you will.

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21.9K Points

9 years ago

Absolutely. No reason to build a single adjustment for one image while soft proofing and having to reinvent the wheel again.

Author “Color Management for Photographers"

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21.9K Points

9 years ago

Here is a 2nd video that I think illustrates why trying to manually deal with OOG colors is not all that useful:

http://digitaldog.net/files/LR4_softp...

By all means, test the waters yourself and report back.

Author “Color Management for Photographers"

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70 Points

9 years ago

Thanks to all involved for the new soft proofing tools in LR4. I would vainly like to ask for one added feature related to it. In PS CS5 when softproofing, I don't line up the orig file and the reference copy side by side when comparing the two images, I tab them both and toggle between them quickly using Ctrl-Shift-Tab, this allows me to see small differences in tone and colour much more easily than scanning between two side by side images. This is the way most telecine and digital film grading is done when wanting to compare two colour grades, that's how I got used to it. It would be great if one could do this in LR4....or am I the only person doing this..?

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70 Points

9 years ago

Ahh...this toggling already exists in LR and I didn't know about it, it's the backslash key (\)........now softproofing in LR is all that I wanted.

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4.5K Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom print module.

I would like to see soft proofing available in the print module. It would also be good if the soft proof could reflect the effects of the Lightroom brightness and contrast sliders that are in the print module.

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21.9K Points

6 years ago

What would be the point of seeing the soft proof in Print when you've seen it in Develop where you'd presumably make a VC (Proof Copy) and edit? Also, due to the preview architecture, I don't think the preview in print is either possible or would be accurate (previews outside Develop are optimized for speed, use a different color space). It's a lot like the soft proof in Photoshop's Print dialog, what's the point? You can't do anything there but print anyway, if you want to fix an issue due to a soft proof, you'll have to go back to Develop (or in PS outside the Print dialog) to do any work anyway. As for brightness and contrast sliders that are in the print module, it's a klude for folks that do NOT have a properly calibrated and color managed workflow, otherwise, they would see they need to produce an actual adjustment on the data! It's a 'fix' for the dreaded 'my prints are too dark' (which isn't really the case), where if the user would just properly color manage the entire system, the print and display would (should) closely match: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tut...

Author “Color Management for Photographers"

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6 years ago

You bring up some good points that I had not considered.